Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Critical Java Security Update


Oracle Java released an  update to Java Runtime Environment (JRK).  The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_26-b03 (where "b" means "build"). The external version number is 6u26.

The Critical Patch Update contains seventeen (17) new security vulnerability fixes for Java SE.  As explained in the Executive Summary, all of the vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password.

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.

Download Information

Download Link: Java SE Runtime Environment 6u26.  Accept the License agreement and select the correct version for your operating system.

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.

After installation, verify that Java has been installed correctly:  Verify Java Installation.


Release Notes:  Java SE 6, Update 26
Update Schedule: Critical Patch Updates

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