Overview – Java 7 Update 10 and earlier contain an unspecified vulnerability that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Description – Java 7 Update 10 and earlier contain an unspecified remote-code-execution vulnerability. This vulnerability is being attacked in the wild, and is reported to be incorporated into exploit kits.
Impact – By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted HTML document, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
It’s highly recommended to disable Java plugins from your browsers, or just simply uninstall Java from your personal computer.
This is how you can do it:
Disable Java in Firefox
- Click on the Firefox orange button at the top of the browser to display the menu settings, and then select the “Add-ons” option.
- Select the left vertical tab “Plugins” and disable the Java plugins.
Disable Java in Chrome
Simply go to this URL and disable the Java plugins: chrome://plugins/
Disable Java in Internet Explorer
- Click on the Gear icon, located at the top right of the browser and select the option “Manage add-ons”
- Look for Java Plug-In on that list and disable all the instances.
Read more information about this vulnerability:
- New Java vulnerability is being exploited in the wild, disabling Java is currently your only option
- Mozilla joins the chorus, tells Firefox users to disable Java due to security hole