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By SecureWorld News Team
Wed | Mar 15, 2017 | 6:13 AM PDT

Patch now!

Naked Security explains:

Last week’s vulnerability news was full of web technologies with intriguing names, including Apache, Struts, Java, Jakarta and OGNL.

(In case you’re wondering, OGNL is short for Object-Graph Navigation Language, which is hard to explain briefly even to people who are familiar with it, but we’ll get back to that in a moment.)

We’ll start with a quick glossary:

  • Apache HTTPD is a popular, open source web server that is very widely used. Quite how widely depends on whom you ask and how you measure, but it’s a fair guess that somewhere between a third and a half of the world’s websites use it.
  • Java, not to be confused with JavaScript, is a popular programming language, best known for writing business applications, browser applets (although these are rarely used these days) and servlets, which are stripped-down programs that generate customised web pages on the fly as users browse your site.
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