Oracle Java 7 vulnerable [unsolved]

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Re: Oracle Java 7 vulnerable [unsolved]

Postby mephisto on Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:48 pm

Things have just got even better

Yet another Java flaw allows “complete” bypass of security sandbox
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/09 ... y-sandbox/

Can somebody please post detailed instructions to completely purge java from Linux Mint Maya XCFE safely.
If I lose Libreoffice so be it. If they can't make it without java I don't want it.
What's next ? Installing Microsoft .net?
How can I purge Libreoffice safely to make sure everything associated with it is gone.
Java is about as reliable as Win 95 nowadays. Corporate arrogance and nothing else...
Thanks.
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Re: Oracle Java 7 vulnerable [unsolved]

Postby xenopeek on Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:18 am

Again, that is a vulnerability of Oracle Java (formerly Sun Java). Unless you installed that manually, you are not at risk as Linux Mint 13 comes with OpenJDK Java.
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Re: Oracle Java 7 vulnerable [unsolved]

Postby Monsta on Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:12 am

mephisto wrote:How can I purge Libreoffice safely to make sure everything associated with it is gone.

You don't have to remove the whole Libreoffice. Only a few parts of it require Java and you can turn it off. After that, just remove libreoffice-base, libreoffice-java-common and some of their dependencies (some packages with -java in their names), then you can proceed to removing Java itself.
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Re: Oracle Java 7 vulnerable [unsolved]

Postby mephisto on Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:46 pm

Thanks Monsta and Vincent Vermeulen
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