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    Default Article: Apple has yet to patch "critical" Java vulnerability

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    A vulnerability in the Java virtual machine, which can allow arbitrary code execution, was publicly disclosed and fixed by Sun last December. However, security experts warn that the JVM in Mac OS X still remains un-patched against the vulnerability.

    Mac OS X contains a serious security vulnerability in its implementation of Java, according to several security experts. The vulnerability remains in the software even after Sun had disclosed and patched the problem and Apple had been notified of the issue by at least one security researcher.

    A vulnerability related to de-serializing certain Java objects can result in arbitrary code running outside of the JVM's sandbox with the same privileges as the current user. It was reported to Sun in August 2008, and in December 2008, Sun disclosed the vulnerability and issued a patch. Despite recent security updates from Apple, researches say this "critical" vulnerability still exists in Mac OS X.

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    And then people wonder why Apple Macs don't sell What is the old saying about one bad Apple

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    Atleast Windows have no such incompatibilites and vulnerabilites with popular softwares and developer tools...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitinagarwal1988 View Post
    Atleast Windows have no such incompatibilites and vulnerabilites with popular softwares and developer tools...
    spot on!

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    Too bad!
    Apple should improve their security ^___^
    I was just reading some hours ago that an Italian Mac User was infected eh eh eh eh

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