Java zero-day exploit reportedly for sale

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Java zero-day exploit reportedly for sale

Affects latest platform version.

A zero-day exploit against the latest version of Java is reportedly up for sale on online cybercrime forums.

The seller had asked for a five-figure sum for the exploit which targeted a vulnerability within the Java Class MidiDevice.Info, Krebsonsecurity reported.

The exploit was reportedly successfully tested against Java 7 Update 9 running on Firefox and Internet Explorer on Windows 7 machines, and would be sold only once.

It was the latest in a string of attacks against Java, considered by many to be a security risk due to its complexity, popularity and that it runs cross-platform.

The recent attacks have spurred security experts to recommend uninstalling Java from web browsers unless it is needed, while Apple last month removed the Java plug-in from Safari.

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