Oracle released an emergency software update today to fix a security vulnerability in its Java software that could allow attackers to break into computers. Read More ..
The update, which is available on Oracle's Web site, fixes a critical vulnerability in Oracle's Java 7 that could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code. The attack can be induced if someone visits a Web site that's been set up with malicious code to take advantage of the hole.
Oracle said the update modifies the way Java interacts with Web applications.