Just last week you were congratulating yourself for patching your computer against a Java security hole.
Now another zero-day unpatched vulnerability has been found in Oracle's widely used software.
The security-beleaguered Java ecosystem usually gets updates just once every four months, in February, June and October.
But this year, Oracle has adapted that schedule a number of times, and this is one of them...
Oracle recently published an emergency update for Java, and Apple quickly followed suit for the version of Java it still officially supports.
Paul Ducklin tries to guess where Oracle's Java patch cycle will end up...
A security research team that has alerted Oracle to a series of security flaws in Java in the past, says that it has uncovered new zero-day vulnerabilities in the software.
Shortly after admitting that its own techies got infected thanks to a Java hole, Apple has pushed out a Java update for the rest of us.
Apple, with this most recent update, seems to have washed its hands permanently of browser-based Java. Paul Ducklin explains...
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Oracle brought forward its February Patch Tuesday to provide an accelerated fix for some in-the-wild exploits.
But that meant leaving other less vital stuff out, so the pre-empted Patch Tuesday will happen after all, on 19 Feb 2013. Be there!
It's not Tuesday...
Nevertheless, Adobe's Flash Player has been upgraded to patch against two in-the-wild exploits against Windows and Apple users.
"Yet another Java update! Get it while it's hot."
This update was planned for 19 Feb 2013.
But Oracle brought it forward, citing the "active exploitation 'in the wild' of one of the vulnerabilities affecting...desktop browsers".
Apple's thrown in the towel on the Java mess and has, for the second time in two weeks, blocked all versions of Java on OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later.
If you're installing a critical security update on your computer, caused by the software vendor's sloppy code quality, you probably wouldn't dream that your software vendor is trying to make some money out of the inconvenience.
Only six weeks to go until PWN2OWN 2013, where you can hack the Big Four browsers and the Big Three plugins, and win over half a million dollars.
But is it just about the money?
Paul Ducklin investigates...
Here you go.
All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).
Serial Java fault-finder Adam Gowdiak has embarrassed Oracle yet again.
The Polish researcher is publicly bragging about two brand-new vulnerabilities he's found even since Oracle's most recent patch just a week ago.
Irrepressible cybercrime investigator and reporter Brian Krebs has written about yet another Java zero-day exploit.
This one, it seems, targets an exploitable vulnerability even in Oracle's most recent release, Version 7 Update 11, aka 7u11.
Oracle has been on the ball and has already come out with a patch for the latest Java security hole.
Java 7 Update 11 fixes both CVE-2013-0422 and a second vulnerability. Find out more...
After the recent discovery of a zero-day vulnerability in Oracle's Java Web Start plugin Apple and Mozilla are now disabling Java by default until fixes are made available.
Last week Oracle released Java 7 update 10 to the world without fixing a single vulnerability. That doesn't mean there aren't serious security improvements though. New settings could make Java users much safer from here forward.