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On 08/31/2012 03:31 AM, Fabian Rodriguez wrote:

On 08/30/2012 02:14 PM, Fabian Rodriguez wrote:

Hi all

I saw this a few days ago, I'd like to know what should I make of it?:

I never install Java when I install LibreOffice, but a few people end up
installing it.

I asked about this to Canonical support. Here is their reply with
regards to Ubuntu:
"OpenJDK 7 is affected too. Please note that in Precise and Oneiric,
openjdk-7 is in universe, so updating it is not a priority [ for
Canonical]. So in the meantime use OpenJDK 6."

So file a security bug as iced-tea has been updated:

Knowing Oracle's strict updates schedule, version 7 won't have updates
before next month, which may then take some time to reach the proper
community channels.

From my reponse in this thread yesterday:
Update to Java 7u7:

This echoes the recommendations I've seen here to user version 6 as its
more stable with LibO.

And recommending that brings up other well known security issues. You
are much better off turning off java until you've installed the current
updates (released yesterday).


This Security Alert addresses security issues CVE-2012-4681 (US-CERT
Alert TA12-240A and Vulnerability Note VU#636312) and two other
vulnerabilities affecting Java running in web browsers on desktops.
These vulnerabilities are not applicable to Java running on servers or
standalone Java desktop applications. They also do not affect Oracle
server-based software.

Thanks for all the replies,

Fabián Rodríguez

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