Oracle Security Alert for Java SE Critical Update - February

Number: AV13-006
Date: 02 February 2013

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the following critical Oracle Java SE patch updates.

Assessment

Oracle released a critical patch update ahead of schedule due to active exploitation “in the wild” of vulnerabilities affecting the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in desktop browsers.This Critical Patch Update contains 50 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE, 49 of which are related to vulnerabilities that may be remotely exploitable without authentication.

Affected Products Include:

Suggested action

Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply the aforementioned fixes as soon as possible.

CCIRC recommends that systems administrators identify their affected assets and potential interdependencies with organization's critical services and follow their patch management process accordingly. 

References:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2013-1841061.html

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

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