firefox blocks java

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Fri Dec 20 18:45:55 UTC 2013

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:47 AM, thufir <hawat.thufir at> wrote:

> 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...?

I am not sure what distinction you may be drawing between various
components but here's one of many articles I have seen:
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