Oracle issues update to patch latest Java vulnerability

Java logoEveryone must surely be aware by now of the vulnerabilities inherent in the Java platform. News of the latest Java vulnerability has been doing the rounds… yet again –

The previous serious incidence was brought to light only last August, as reported by DCT here:

It’s fairly apparent that Java is a minefield of vulnerabilities just waiting to be exploited. So much so that DCT has previously advised readers that they should “Junk their Java” –

The good news is that Oracle has moved outside its normally rigid update cycle and released an update to fix this latest vulnerability – specifically pertaining to Java 7. If you cannot live without Java, we strongly advise you download this latest version as soon as possible.

Available from Oracle’s web site here:

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

One Comment

  1. Reports since that version was released are that not all of the security holes being exploited have been patched and so that version has itself been the subject of vulnerability reports with the recommendation that you uninstall it if you don’t need it or at least disable it in the browser (where it is almost never needed).