firefox blocks java

thufir hawat.thufir at
Fri Dec 20 06:47:25 UTC 2013

On Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:22:33 -0600, Tommy Trussell wrote:

>> I appreciate the security angle, but I wonder how much of that is
>> specific to Windows.
> The Java vulnerabilities I have heard of are specific to *Java*, which
> runs on Windows, Mac OS and many cell phones and embedded devices. Java
> has access to your network, your hard drive, your camera, your
> microphone... just about everything on your system. That's why folks get
> antsy about vulnerabilities in it.

I get your point, and it's not to troll this topic, I'm actually curious.  
I found:

in the ubuntu security mailing list.  Granted, I only downloaded the 
latest 999 headers for the security mailing list, but that dates back to 
2011 and was the only one with "Java" in the subject relating to a JVM.  
Granted, there were some Apache libraries with vulnerabilities, but that's 
specific to a library, not the VM itself.  Presumably, it's sandboxed...?


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