Microsoft has released a patch for this vulnerability. It is located at http://www.microsoft.com/java/vm/dl_vm32.htm Microsoft recommends disabling java applets until this patch has been applied. Additional Microsoft VM components may be impacted by the vulnerability. To see if you're vulnerable, type JVIEW from a command prompt. Evaluate the last four digits of the VM version number. Versions at or below 1520 are NOT vulnerable. Versions above 1520 ARE vulnerable. The patch referenced above is version 3186. This version is SAFE from this vulnerability.