Oracle released security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software.
Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2012 identifies the following affected product releases and versions:
Affected product releases and versions:
|Java SE||Patch Availability|
|JDK and JRE 7 Update 7 and earlier||Java SE|
|JDK and JRE 6 Update 35 and earlier||Java SE|
|JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 36 and earlier||Java SE|
|SDK and JRE 1.4.2_38 and earlier||Java SE|
|JavaFX 2.2 and earlier||JavaFX|
Although Java is not required (See Do You Need Java?), if you do have Java installed on your computer, it is advisable to install the latest update. It is also advised that all prior (and vulnerable) versions of Java SE be uninstalled from your computer.
Download InformationNow that Java SE 7 has been officially released, it is recommended that users of Java SE 6 upgrade to the latest version. When you upgrade from Java SE 6 to Java SE 7, please check installed program files and remove all versions of Java SE 6. The "end of life" date for Java SE 6 has been extended from July 2012 to February 2013, to allow additional time for businesses to transition to JDK 7.
Select Java SE 7u9 from http://java.com/en/download/inc/windows_new_xpi.jsp?locale=en
or Java SE 6 Update 37 from http://java.com/en/download/manual_v6.jsp
Verify your version: http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp
Note: UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.
Critical Patch UpdatesFor Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Updates, the next scheduled dates are as follows:
- 19 February 2013
- 18 June 2013
- 15 October 2013
- Java SE 6 Update Release Notes
- Java SE 7 Update Release Notes
- Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin