The latest version of Oracle software has been found to be vulnerable to a newly discovered security flaw, potentially exposing hundreds of millions of users.
Oracle says the vulnerability, dubbed “Pseudo_Secure_Agent” in the public release of its Java-based web browser, has been discovered by researchers at the University of Washington.
According to Oracle, the flaw can be exploited by an attacker to steal data or upload malicious code to a target’s machine.
The flaw, which was first reported on Wednesday, is the latest in a string of recent vulnerabilities found by researchers, security experts and customers.
According, Oracle’s security team is working with Microsoft to patch the flaw as soon as possible.
“We strongly urge users to update their browsers and/or apps, and to use a separate browser or app that does not use Java, in addition to Java, for security reasons,” Oracle said in a blog post on Thursday.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and take appropriate action to address any threats.””
Oracle has made it clear that the security of all of its products is our top priority.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and take appropriate action to address any threats.”
Oracle is the parent company of Java and a major player in the software industry.
The company has been battling a series of security vulnerabilities in recent months, including one that allowed hackers to steal users’ passwords and data from Oracle systems.
Oracle has warned that it is working to patch any known vulnerabilities in the Java software suite, but is not offering any fixed versions.