Saturday, August 21, 2010

Have You Updated Java?

java Even if your computer has all Microsoft Security Updates installed, have you checked for updates to third-party software recently? An important update you may have missed was Oracle update 20 for Java SE JDK 6 and Java SE JRE 6.

According to the MMPC Blog report:
"Infection can occur when a user visits a webpage that hosts a malicious Java applet. If the user’s browser runs a vulnerable version of the Java Runtime Environment (up to version 6 update 18), exploitation may be successful and malware may be installed."
Microsoft is detecting malicious applets that exploit this vulnerability. The current version of Java is SE JRE 6 Update 21.

The first step is to check the Java Version installed: (Edit Note: Link corrected. Thanks, Gof.)

Next, download the update: Java SE Runtime Environment 6u21
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.
Please check add/remove programs to ensure that you have uninstalled all prior (and vulnerable) versions of SunJava.


Clubhouse Tags: Clubhouse, Security, Vulnerabilities, Updates, Java

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Gof said...

Hello, :)

This ling seems better to check the Java Version installed :

Corrine said...

Thank you. Link corrected.