Updated Release of the February 2013 Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update

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Vulnerability name/brief description Updated Release of the February 2013 Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution Java JRE 1.7.0_14 Java JRE 1.6.0_40
Vendor description A Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities. The Critical Patch Update for Java SE also includes non-security fixes. Critical Patch Updates are cumulative and each advisory describes only the security fixes added since the previous Critical Patch Update and Security Alert. Thus, prior Critical Patch Update and Security Alert advisories should be reviewed for information regarding earlier accumulated security fixes. Please refer to:
SophosLabs comments SophosLabs are investigating reports that CVEs listed have been used in attacks against high profile victims as such we recommend recommend disabling Java in the browser and updating as soon as possible.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date Discovery date unknown
Affected software JDK and JRE 7 Update 13 and earlier
JDK and JRE 6 Update 39 and earlier
JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 39 and earlier
SDK and JRE 1.4.2_41 and earlier
References
Credits No credits found
Revisions
  • February 19, 2013 - Initial anlaysis written

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Vulnerability Name/Brief Description:

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CVE/CAN Name:

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Vendor Threat Level:

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SophosLabs Threat Level:

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  • LOW RISK - There is little chance of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • MEDIUM RISK - There is a possibility of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • HIGH RISK - There is a strong possibility of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • CRITICAL RISK - This vulnerability will almost certainly be actively exploited by malware.

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First Sample Seen:

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Discovery Date:

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Affected Software:

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