RCS Pulls Java Out Of Selector 15
January 28, 2014 at 2:17 PM (PT)
RCS is removing the last few remaining pieces of JAVA from its legacy music scheduler, SELECTOR 15, citing recently stated “zero-day vulnerability” security concerns, and replacing it with a more secure technology. Recent reports have suggested that attackers may be able to use the zero-day vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on a machine. As a result, the attacker could not only compromise the machine, but also steal any data on the device, and turn it into a “node” or “zombie PC”.
"JAVA on client desktops has been problematic for some time," RCS Pres./CEO PHILIPPE GENERALI said. "When it came time to design our next generation products like Zetta®, GSelector®, Aquira® and RCSnews, we deployed more reliable technologies, which adhere to the security standards that our clients deserve. This move mops up a very small corner of our legacy scheduler immediately, rather than waiting for a Java fix that, according to some experts, might take two years.”
GENERALI added, “As the world leader in broadcast software, we feel compelled to alert our clients to any vulnerability that could lead to a nefarious party taking control of a radio station.”