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06 July 2009, 09:49

Microsoft ends support for Java Virtual Machine

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Microsoft has removed ten security patch downloads from its site, all of which were associated with its Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM) technology. The following security patches that were removed applied to its older operating systems and web browsers, including Windows 95 and Internet Explorer 5:

  • MS03-011 - Flaw in Microsoft VM Could Enable System Compromise
  • MS02-069 - Flaw in Microsoft VM Could Enable System Compromise
  • MS02-052 - Flaw in Microsoft VM JDBC Classes Might Permit Code to Be Run
  • MS02-013 - Java Applet Can Redirect Browser Traffic
  • MS00-081 - Patch Available for New Variant of 'VM File Reading' Vulnerability
  • MS00-075 - Patch Available for 'Microsoft VM ActiveX Component' Vulnerability
  • MS00-059 - Patch Available for 'Java VM Applet' Vulnerability
  • MS00-011 - Patch Available for "VM File Reading" Vulnerability
  • MS99-045 - Patch Available "Virtual Machine Verifier" Vulnerability
  • MS99-031 - Patch Available for "Virtual Machine Sandbox" Vulnerability

Some of them are nearly ten years old. The bulletins addressed several bugs and vulnerabilities that could use Java-based applets to take over a user's system after they visited a malicious web page. Microsoft originally licensed the JVM technology from Sun. According to Microsoft, support for the software ended on the 30th of June, 2009.


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