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Update on vulnerability relating to Java, version 7
Information Services is aware of the recent communications relating to a vulnerability found with release 7 of Java. Detailed information is available on numerous websites, but we’ve chosen a link from Oracle (the makers of Java) to provide you with an overview of the issue, as well as information on what Oracle is doing to address the issue.http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2013-0422-1896849.html
For Windows users, a majority of the campus population is not running Java, version 7. We recommend that those users remain on version 6 until we have determined that the upgrade to version 7 is an appropriate next step. There are a number of software applications in use on campus that prompt users for automatic updates to the latest versions. Java is one of these applications, and we simply ask that for the time being, you not accept upgrades to Java. For those Windows users that are already running Java, version 7, the Help Desk is in the process of identifying those machines, and we will be contacting those users directly, and providing them with instructions for correcting this current vulnerability.
For Mac users, Apple is working to address issues with updates through the OS. Our current recommendation to Mac users is that they not attempt to apply any updates or patches to Java.
We will continue to update this website periodically with new information as it becomes available.