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Apple Java security update for CVE-2011-3389

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
4 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) September 06, 2011 January 26, 2012 March 03, 2014

Description

The SSL protocol, as used in certain configurations in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and other products, encrypts data by using CBC mode with chained initialization vectors, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain plaintext HTTP headers via a blockwise chosen-boundary attack (BCBA) on an HTTPS session, in conjunction with JavaScript code that uses (1) the HTML5 WebSocket API, (2) the Java URLConnection API, or (3) the Silverlight WebClient API, aka a "BEAST" attack.

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References

Solution

Upgrade to Apple Java version 1.6.0.29

Upgrade your copy of Apple Java to 1.6.0.29 by selecting 'Software Update' from the Apple menu, or by using the softwareupdate utility.

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