Java Zero Day Attach and it affects Linux...

This comes from our guest host Greg Martin on Google+:

Java 0-day being exploited in the wild. There have been confirmed infections on Windows-based computers but it's possible to compromise a Mac or Linux system as well. Currently the only recommendation for mitigation is to completely disable Java.

Links for thought:

Ars Technica article:

In-depth breakdown of the exploit (technical with mildly poor English):

Proof-of-concept for the exploit (actual source code):

There are also some claims that Oracle have known about the vulnerabilities for some time.

I'm currently testing this out on my system (Linux) to see if I can get it to work.