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Five, Count ‘Em, Five New Security Holes In Java

On February 1st, Oracle released patches addressing a total of 50 security problems, which were then bundled into Java SE 7 Update 15, released on February 19th. That was supposed to be the end of it. Guess what? It wasn’t.

Yesterday CSO Online reported that Security Explorations, the Polish security firm that discovered most of the other Java security holes, has found five new vulnerabilities in Java. This report comes only a week after the same company reported two other security flaws in the Java browser plugin.