Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2013-1493

Number: AV13-013
Date: 5 March 2013

Purpose

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

Assessment

On March 4, 2013, Oracle released a critical patch update. This security patch addresses two security vulnerabilities in Java running in web browsers.

CVE References: CVE-2013-0809 and CVE-2013-1493

Affected Products Include:

Suggested action

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

Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply the fixes due to the severity of these vulnerabilities and exploitation "in the wild".

References:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2013-1493-1915081.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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