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US-CERT Releases Oracle Java JRE 1.7 Security Advisory

Original release date: August 28, 2012 | Last revised: November 08, 2012

US-CERT has released Vulnerability Note VU#636312 to address a vulnerability in Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Vulnerability Note VU#636312. This advisory includes possible workarounds that help mitigate the risk against known attack vectors by disabling the Java plug-in.

Update: Oracle has released an out-of-band patch to address this vulnerability. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2012-4681 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risk.

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