Update: The article describes an old Java vulnerability. Note that you can download the most recent version of Java from this page.
Today seems to be the day of the security patch. The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) has received an update to JRE 6 Update 19 which fixes several security vulnerabilities and a total of 28 bugs found in the software.
Users who have Java installed on their computer systems are encouraged to update to the latest version immediately to fix all security issues.
This is done by either downloading the latest release version of the JRE from the official Oracle website, or by using built-in upgrade functionality that is provided as well.
The changelog lists all the bug fixes of the latest version including changes to root certificates, an interim fix for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) Man-in-the-Middle Attack and the new warning dialog that is displayed if a signed application contains signed and unsigned components.
All the changes and fixes including links to further information can be accessed on the changelog page.
Users can visit the JRE download page to test which version of the Java Runtime Environment is installed on their computer to find out if an update is available. If that is the case, it is suggested to download and install the JRE update immediately to prevent any attacks targeting the vulnerabilities from having a chance of success.
Update: The page has changed and is available here now. You need to click on the agree and continue link to perform the check in the web browser that you are using.
Users with outdated versions of the JRE can download it immediately from the download page for their operating system. The Java Runtime Environment is offered as an offline and online installer for Windows on the standard download page.
It is recommended to check the verify Java page again after the update to make sure it was applied successfully.Advertisement
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