Oracle released Java update download for Java 5, 6, and 7 version

Oracle has recently released Critical Patch Update (CPU), which the company issues quarterly and this time it included 127 patches for multiple security vulnerabilities discovered in its products. The company is strongly recommending all computer users to upgrade the products as soon as possible, in the interests of security.
This quarter’s CPU covered everything including Java 5, 6 and 7 as well as Oracle database, Enterprise Manager, E-Business Suite, Fusion Middleware, Flexcube Products Suite, Oracle’s Health Sciences and Retail Products suites, Primavera, PeopleSoft, Siebel and MySQL. And for the first time, 51 of those were related to java that includes Java applets and the Java Webstart browser plugin.

12 of the patches earned the highest severity score on the on the National Vulnerability Database’s Common Vulnerability Scoring System Version 2 Calculator (CVSSv2) and are serious enough to allow an attacker to remotely take control of a machine over a network without requiring authentication. The java is on so many computers, so the people who write malware love the programming language, as the number of potential targets is huge. So the best advice would be to update it immediately to the latest version or if you don’t need it then disable it immediately. The latest version of the software is Java 7 update 45 and the update has closed a lot of holes in the software.
Oracle has been stepping up its game, when it comes to java security. The company has built a much larger security team focused on Java compared to the one working on security when Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems a few years back, said Cameron Purdy, vice president of Oracle’s Cloud Application Foundation at the recent JavaOne conference.


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