Network Security, Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Oracle patches highly exploited Java for 14 flaws

Oracle on Wednesday pushed updates for its Java Standard Edition (SE) to address 14 vulnerabilities. Each of the flaws being patched can be remotely exploited if a user runs a malicious Java applet or Java Web Start application. Java-based attacks were among the most common exploits seen last year by security firms. The fixes were delivered as part of a quarterly security update, with the next patches due June 12. Oracle joined Microsoft and Adobe as the latest software vendor to issue fixes this week.

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