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Java-Sicherheitslücke: 850 Millionen PCs in Gefahr

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Ende vergangener Woche wurde eine kritische Sicherheitslücke in Java SE bekannt. Die Plattform für Programme, die in der Programmiersprache Java geschrieben sind, ist weit verbreitet. Laut Berechnungen von Sicherheitsexperten sind weltweit vermutlich mehr als 850 Millionen PCs in Gefahr.

Bei der Lücke handelte es sich um einen sogenannten Zero-Day-Exploit – eine bislang unbekannte Lücke, die sofort ausgenutzt werden kann, weil gegen sie kein Schutz besteht, außer die betroffene Software zu deinstallieren.

Das Bundesamt für  Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) empfahl daher genau das – denn es war zunächst keine Sicherheitsaktualisierung vom Java-Entwickler Oracle verfügbar. Laut Berichten wurde die Lücke bereits aktiv ausgenutzt. Die PCs von Nutzern, die eine entsprechend manipulierte Website mit aktiviertem Java-Plugin in ihrem Browser ansteuerten, konnten ohne weiteres Zutun durch Schadsoftware infiziert werden.

Inzwischen hat Oracle eine Sicherheitsaktualisierung zur Verfügung gestellt, die das Problem löst und die Sicherheits-Standardeinstellung von Java von „mittel“ auf „hoch“ anhebt. Dadurch können nun nur noch Java-Programme ausgeführt werden, wenn der Nutzer dem ausdrücklich zustimmt.

Java ist eine Programmiersprache, die darauf ausgelegt ist, Software unter verschiedensten Betriebssystem und Hardware-Architekturen auszuführen – sei es Windows, Mac OS X, Linux oder Smartphones mit Android. Dementsprechend traf die Lücke sowohl Windows- als auch Mac-Nutzer.  Sowohl Apple als auch die Firefox-Macher Mozilla reagierten und blockierten Java-Software.

Java sollte nicht mit der ähnlich klingenden Webprogrammiersprache Javascript verwechselt werden, die heute in jedem Webbrowser eingebaut ist und ohne die viele Websites heute nicht mehr funktionieren.

Weite Verbreitung von Java wird zum Fluch

Java gehört neben dem Flash-Plugin von Adobe zur Darstellung von Multimedia-Inhalten und dem Programm Adobe Reader zum Anzeige von PDF-Dateien zu den am häufigsten installierten Zusatz-Programmen auf Windows-PCs und Macs. Entsprechend beliebt sind die Programme auch zum Einschleusen von Schadsoftware. Viele Sicherheitsexperten raten daher grundsätzlich zum Entfernen von Java auf dem PC.

Sicherheitsexperte: Java-Plugin deaktivieren

Java-Sicherheitsexperte Adam Gowdiak ist nicht sicher, ob die Maßnahme von Oracle wirklich ausreicht. „Wir trauen uns nicht den Nutzern zu sagen, dass es nun sicher ist, Java wieder zu aktivieren“, sagte er der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters. H.D. Moore, Sicherheitschef bei der IT-Sicherheitsfirma Rapid7 äußerte sich sogar noch pessimistischer: „Die Nutzer sollten das Plugin einfach deaktivieren“, sagte er Forbes. „Die Nützlichkeit des Plugins ist so viel kleiner als das Risiko, das es für den Nutzer bedeutet. Es ist deutlich sicherer, es einfach auszuschalten.“

Eine Alternative besteht darin, das Java-Plugin in Webbrowsern wie Firefox, Chrome oder Internet Explorer generell zu sperren und nur bei Bedarf zu aktivieren. Im Firefox geht das über den Add-on-Manager, bei Chrome findet sich nach dem Ausklappen der „Erweiterten Einstellungen“ der Menüpunkt  „Inhaltseinstellungen“ und dort bei „Plug-ins“ die Option „Lick-to-Play“. Ist sie aktiviert, werden sämtliche Plugins wie Flash und Java erst nach einem Klick auf eine beliebige Stelle der Website ausgeführt.  Zuvor wird ein grauer Kasten angezeigt, der einen zum Klicken auffordert. Ist die Option aktiviert, muss der Nutzer beispielsweise vor jedem Anzeigen eines Youtube-Videos erst klicken.

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Grim Toll of Migrant Crisis Rises on Sea, Land

The latest deaths of migrants both on land and at sea are shedding light on the brutal tactics of the people-smuggling operations that stretch from across the Mediterranean to deep within Europe’s borders.

Stock Swings Don’t Shake Investors

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Foes Try New Ways To Attack Iran Deal

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), right, listens to Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) last month in Washington, D.C.

Congressional opponents of the Iranian nuclear accord are devising a Plan B as President Obama moves closer to locking up the support needed to implement the deal. 74

Pro-Kurdish Party Joins Interim Government in Turkey

The power-sharing lineup unveiled by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu also includes several independent appointees.

U.S. special-operations forces in Afghanistan are trying to make sure their elite Afghan counterparts can fight on their own before American troops leave, which is planned to take place by the end of next year. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. special-operations forces in Afghanistan are trying to make sure their elite Afghan counterparts can fight on their own before American troops leave, which is planned to take place by the end of next year. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Treading Line Between War and Peace, U.S. Special Forces Groom Afghan Troops

Special-operations units are trying to get their local counterparts ready for combat before American troops leave Afghanistan.

Russian Rocket Launches Inmarsat Satellite

A Russian Proton rocket on Friday launched an Inmarsat PLC spacecraft to put the British satellite operator on a course to begin operating a global network of high-bandwidth satellites by year-end.

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Europe’s biggest energy companies have enjoyed a revival of refinery profits, but that run may be winding down even as oil prices slump.

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China’s World

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