Oracle says Java flaw will be fixed ‘shortly’Associated Press
NEW YORK— Oracle Corp. says it will soon fix a flaw in its Java software that caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
In a statement Saturday, the company said it was “aware of a flaw in Java software integrated with web browsers.”
The glitch is only in the JDK7 version of the software, and it “does not affect Java applications directly installed and running on servers, desktops, laptops and other devices,” the company said.
“A fix will be available shortly,” the company added.
On late Thursday, the DHS had advised people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. Computer security experts believed that hackers had found a flaw in Java’s coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other high-tech mischief.
Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs that can run on just about any computer’s operating system. Oracle bought Java’s creator, Sun Microsystems, in 2010.
Recent Stories:EU, PCCI ask PH gov’t for trade facilitation measures 8 mins elapsed CA confirms promotion of Army general blamed for Maguindanao massacre, 88 others 12 mins elapsed Raps filed vs 6 ex-solons over ‘pork’ scam; Napoles faces fresh charges 32 mins elapsed 4.2 quake hits off Davao Occidental 34 mins elapsed Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launch 42 mins elapsed 1.2 million Mindanao households still without electricity, says lawmaker 1 hour elapsed De Lima notes some ambiguous provisions in VFA 1 hour elapsed Cherie Gil says sorry to Vice Ganda over ‘scum’ tweet 1 hour elapsed