Yet another Java vulnerability detected

Responding to revelations that its widely used Java software is vulnerable to hackers, Redwood City-based Oracle has issued a number of presumed fixes in recent months — including patching 46 holes on April 17.

But each time the company has done so, security researchers have found more flaws. So it’s hardly a surprise that yet another vulnerability has turned up this week.

The latest glitch was discovered by Adam Gowdiak of Security Explorations in Poland, who has found many of the previous flaws. Gowdiak said he notified Oracle of the latest weakness on Monday.

All this is making some people exceedingly impatient with the software,  according to Graham Cluley of the security firm Sophos.

“Once again, many computer users will be asking themselves whether it’s really worth having Java installed on their computers or not,” he concluded in a blog post.

 

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