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Important: Update Java SE to address serious security flaws now

Written by James Delahunty @ 02 Feb 2013 3:16 User comments (3)

Important: Update Java SE to address serious security flaws now Oracle forces out updates early.
The Critical Patch Update for Java SE was scheduled for February 19th, but Oracle decided that it simply could not wait that long. One serious vulnerability that affects the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in Desktop browsers is being actively exploited in the wild, causing quite a stir and prompting some browser vendors to disable Java by default in their browser updates.

All in all, the patches released by Oracle include 50 security updates across its Java SE products. If you have Java software installed then you will be prompted eventually by the update utility that is installed and runs by default on start-up.

Alternatively, you can get the Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment for Windows v7 update 13 from AfterDawn, or the 64-bit version for Windows.

For more information, see the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory for February 13 from here.

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3 user comments

12.2.2013 23:14

I just got notified the other day will update later today had no idea this was going on.
I really need to come back to AfterDawn and catch up on tech news.

Edited by DVDBack23

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22.2.2013 23:16

oracle is a mess

33.2.2013 01:25

Originally posted by A5J4DX:
oracle is a mess

We need LibreJava. The platform and language are/were awesome, but Oracle has just been sitting on them for years rather than bettering them.

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