The Java vulnerability affects all versions of Java 7 through update 10. Norton provides information on how to protect your machine.
Java vulnerability:
What you need to know
Norton has been monitoring a vulnerability in Java that allows cybercriminals to lure online traffic to virus-infected websites. This vulnerability puts Internet users at risk for malware attacks. Here’s what you need to know:
  • All versions of Java 7 through update 10 are affected.
  • Oracle has released a software update to fix the security flaw and is advising all Java users to download and install the patch as soon as possible.
  • You may want to disable Java if you don’t require it.
  • You are already protected if you are an existing Norton security customer with the latest virus definitions.
For more information on the Java vulnerability, read “What’s All the Buzz About Java? Fixing the Vulnerability,” written by Marian Merritt, Norton’s Internet Safety Advocate.