Oracle Releases New Version of Java (Again)

Last week Oracle released Java 7 Update 13 to address vulnerabilities.

Systems affected:

  • Java Platform Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7)
  • Java SE Development Kit (JDK 7)
  • Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE 7)

Users of Java can download the free update here or via the Windows Java console on their machines.

Mac users

MITSIS users

Apple has blocked Java completely in OS X 10.6 and above. Oracle admits there are some serious problems with Java, but says that those problems lie with the browser plug-ins and that server-side, desktop, and embedded Java are not vulnerable to the same attacks.

Read the story in the news here and here.

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