java security issue

Discussion in 'Technical' started by CATO, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  2. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    For an oldawg explain slowly and in small words, do I have or need Java on a linux(ubuntu) computer? thanks.
  3. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    some websites won't work without it. some software won't work without it. You can un-install and see if it affects you. If so, you can re-install.

    you might be able to set up a "user" that is highly locked-down (perhaps like you would do for a kid) and have java just for that user. so, if your bank requires java, only access it from that secured user account. but, be careful, many programs like to hide their own version of java in different places and will access them there. you also need to go into your startup path and check to see where all the versions might be and remove them. path execution goes in order of occurance (i.e., if you have two listings, your computer will take the first one it comes to).

    BUT, they didn't give much in the way of details about the vulnerability. especially with linux, you have to have admin privileges to do basically anything (sudo), so, I'm not sure what this threat does to the system from the browser for linux.

    I have to use some software that ONLY works with java 6.26 or less (to 6.0)--a real PITA. JAVA is a good idea, but poorly implemented. Just my opinion.
  4. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Thanks Guit, looks like I need to get one of the Grands over doesn't it ?
  5. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  6. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    melbo and Guit_fishN like this.
  7. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Oh, thought this was a Coffee Shortage Thread!!! o_O
  8. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  9. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Seems after finding and uninstalling anything an admin. search brought forward with a JAVA applet nothing that I use doesn't work.I guess in my case what little of this computer software actually used doesn't need it. Thanks.
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