Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Oracle Java SE Critical Security Update


Oracle released security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software.  The updates address fourteen (14) new security vulnerability fixes affecting the following product versions:
  • JDK and JRE 7 Update 4 and earlier
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 32 and earlier
  • JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 35 and earlier
  • SDK and JRE 1.4.2_37 and earlier
  • JavaFX 2.1 and earlier
It is strongly recommended that the update be applied as soon as possible due to the threat posed by a successful attack.

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 Information

Now 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 SE7 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 November 2012, to allow some more time for the transition to JDK 7.

Select Java SE 7u5 from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1637588.html

or Java SE 6 Update 33 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 Updates

For Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Updates, the next scheduled dates are:
  • 16 October 2012
  • 19 February 2013


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