(The Hosting News) – Problems continue to ensue for tech giant Oracle’s Java programming language.
According to a Wednesday blog post via KrebsonSecurity.com, a new Zero-Day exploit for Java has been made available via the black market. But the asking price? $5 thousand a piece.
The seller promised unencrypted source files for the exploit in a post via hacker forums.
KrebsonSecurity, meanwhile, noted two available forms of the exploit were likely already sold, pointing to the removal of the post sometime later.
The emergence of a possible new threat arrives at a bad time for Oracle. The company just finished patching up a previous exploit with Version 7 Update 11. In that instance, it was considered so serious that the U.S. government issued a security advisory.
So what’s the solution for Java-related problems? If you’re that concerned, you can simply disable it. “Yes, there are still sites that require Java, but most users can — and should — get by without it,” suggested KrebsonSecurity.