Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2013

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2013
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution No solution found
Vendor description A Critical Patch Update (CPU) is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities. Critical Patch Update patches are usually cumulative, but each advisory describes only the security fixes added since the previous Critical Patch Update advisory. Thus, prior Critical Patch Update advisories should be reviewed for information regarding earlier published security fixes.
SophosLabs comments Java is a particularly targeted application and while SophosLabs have yet to see malware exploiting these vulnerabilities we expect to see them soon.
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 Java SE 7 update 40 and earlier
Java SE 6 update 60 and earlier
Java SE 5.0 update 51 and earlier
Java SE Embedded 7 update 40 and earlier
References
Credits
  • Oracle
Revisions
  • October 16, 2013 - Initial Analysis Written

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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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Affected Software:

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