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OpenJDK 7

#1 Postby kumar » Thu May 24, 2012 8:09 pm

I need java to run Crashplan, and currently have OpenJDK installed from the repositories. From what I gather, it may be susceptible to the same attacks that have been in the news so much recently. I'm hoping that by being in Linux rather than a Mac I'm safe for now, but I don't know much about this exploit. Is OpenJDK going to be updated to version 7?

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Re: OpenJDK 7

#2 Postby GoManutd » Thu May 24, 2012 8:31 pm

the main issue with java on macs is the slow update cycle that apple has for their software. i haven't seen a lot of info about whether this vulnerability effects other systems, but i would imagine that many of the java hacks might effect linux.

NOW, that said. linux has a much faster update cycle and openjdk isn't under the control of apple, so any vulnerability that may have existed should have been fixed, and an update released.

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