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StuartMW
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5 recommendations

Java SE 7 Update 15 & Java SE 6 Update 41 released

As foretold in this post

»More Java Patches Due Soon

Oracle has just released

Java SE 7 Update 15

and

Java SE 6 Update 41
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sbconslt

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Commence 3 pages of moaning / grieving.



sbconslt

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»www.oracle.com/technetwork/topic···892.html

5 remote exploits, 3 of which have CVSSv2 scores of 10.



Sith HMP
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I'm confused. Under the affected versions portion it lists older versions and above as vulnerable. Does this mean if I install one of the older versions not listed that this newest nonsense going around will not affect me? Or, is version 7/15 fixing all of that?



sbconslt

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1 recommendation

7u15 and 6u41 are the new security baselines.


redwolfe_98
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reply to StuartMW

said by StuartMW:

Oracle has just released

Java SE 7 Update 15

and

Java SE 6 Update 41

oracle had said that there would be no more updates for java 6.x, after java 6.39.. i guess this is an exception to the rule since it was, after all, scheduled to be released..

people were quiet about java 7.13.. i have wondered if java asked everyone to give them a break and that was why no one commented on java 7.13.. now that java 7.15 has been released, i hope we can get some feedback on it..

it is good that java supposedly now has 5 less vulnerabilities that can be exploited.. the question is, does it still have glaring security-holes that still haven't been patched..

redwolfe_98
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reply to Sith HMP

said by Sith HMP:

I'm confused. Under the affected versions portion it lists older versions and above as vulnerable. Does this mean if I install one of the older versions not listed that this newest nonsense going around will not affect me? Or, is version 7/15 fixing all of that?

in my opinion, if you are going to have java installed on your computer, you should install the latest version..

keeping everything up-to-date is part of keeping your computer secure..

slajoh01

join:2005-04-23

Oh great.....I just added Java 7 u13 to my OS image file.
And now another one. What a mess.



FFH
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reply to StuartMW

said by StuartMW:

Oracle has just released

Java SE 7 Update 15downloads/index-jsp-138363.html">Java SE 6 Update 41

The good and the bad:
Good - they are fixing bugs on a regular basis.
Bad - the base code is so poorly written that bugs pop up almost daily
Bad - have to frequently keep updating the software on multiple machines

Today was a BUSY DAY:
Flash needed updating
Firefox got an update
Java needed updating
iOS needed updating

Lots of updates on multiple machines - glad I am retired and have time to do these and then check if systems remain unbroken.
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Dustyn
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reply to StuartMW

Thanks!
These patches are coming out faster and faster!



Sith HMP
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reply to redwolfe_98

Yes I get that and I did install 7_15. I was just curious if the lower versions were indeed not affected by all of this recent mess.



Littlem129
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reply to StuartMW

Thanks for the info StuartMW See Profile.

I downloaded the update but I'm not installing it unless I absolutely have to. I just upgraded from Win XP to Win 7 a couple weeks ago and I'm keeping JAVA off of it as long as I can.



NOYB
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reply to StuartMW


Does SE stands for Sieve Encirclement?


SpHeRe31459

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reply to Sith HMP

said by Sith HMP:

Yes I get that and I did install 7_15. I was just curious if the lower versions were indeed not affected by all of this recent mess.

No what that security bulletin says is it affects all versions prior to 7u15, and then it lists the last version before today's release.

i.e. "JDK and JRE 7 Update 13 and earlier"

There are massive holes/exploits in any previous version, that Oracle keeps patching. So no you wouldn't want an older version.


lordpuffer
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reply to StuartMW

Thanks Stuart.



seaman
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reply to StuartMW

said by StuartMW:

Oracle has just released

Java SE 7 Update 15

All OS
»
www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp


DrStrange
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reply to StuartMW

Thanks.

Sisyphus. I feel like @#$%&** Sisyphus.

Java must have more holes than a collander.

Hope the folks who anticipated whining are satisfied.



Elite

join:2002-10-03
Orange, CT
reply to StuartMW

More reason not to have Java installed... you don't need to patch it weekly!

Sadly, I need to have java installed to run my java applications.
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Mele20
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reply to StuartMW

Click for full size
I'm not allowed to download it on Fx or Opera. I have met all requirements. I allowed cookies and javascript is on and bypassing Proxo makes no difference.

The one at java.com wants to install Ask toolbar and I don't trust it to not do it even if I remove the checkmark. Plus, the one at java.com does NOT download the installer. It downloads something else and then you have to take FOREVER to download the installer and then it insults you with wanting to install Ask toolbar.

So, I guess I can't update.
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Sith HMP
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reply to SpHeRe31459

That's what I was after. Thank you.



TheJoker
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reply to Mele20

The offline installer at »www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/···dex.html does not include the optional toolbar. AFAIK the offline installer has never included the toolbar.
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goalieskates
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reply to Mele20

said by Mele20:

I'm not allowed to download it on Fx or Opera. I have met all requirements. I allowed cookies and javascript is on and bypassing Proxo makes no difference.

So, I guess I can't update.

Ran into the same thing, but you can get it from them here.

I didn't wind up with a toolbar. It asked about installing some McAfee program during installation, but I unchecked it.


Phoenix22
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reply to Dustyn

yup.......that they be...........like i said earlier.....almost faster than i can fix em'............good thing i'm retired.......HAH!



Phoenix22
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reply to Mele20

or here:
32/64
»java.com/en/download/manual.jsp



Blackbird
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reply to DrStrange

said by DrStrange:

Thanks.
Sisyphus. I feel like @#$%&** Sisyphus.
Java must have more holes than a collander.
Hope the folks who anticipated whining are satisfied.

I realize this doesn't quite meet the TOC for "whining". For the first time in years, I feel really good about Java with respect to all my systems. That's because it no longer exists on any of them. Adobe Reader has been entirely banished as well. Now if I could just convince two remaining users that there's really life after Flash, that would be completely gone as well... as things currently exist, it's gone from the rest of the systems though. Whether it's because of security-through-obscurity for all the remaining software or because their coding is more inherently secure, my updating life has definitely become much less complex. Ahhh... freedom! Breathe in the fresh air!
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Phoenix22
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i too am about ready.........except 4my 2users...........then i'll join u @70k+feet........



DrStrange
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reply to Mele20

Downloaded install files for Java 6 and 7, Windows, Windows x64, and Mac OS on FF 18.0.2 before I bothered to update to FF 19.0.

No problems here. Looks like it didn't recognize you accepting the license terms by clicking inside the little circle. Not sure why that would be. Somebody who actually codes pages might want to look at how the little circle works. Maybe once we know how it works, we can figure out what's going wrong with it.


SpHeRe31459

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reply to Mele20

said by Mele20:

I'm not allowed to download it on Fx or Opera. I have met all requirements.

No problems getting the full installers on Firefox when I downloaded them Tuesday morning.
These direct links should work:
»download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java···i586.exe
»download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java···-x64.exe

Mele20
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said by SpHeRe31459:

said by Mele20:

I'm not allowed to download it on Fx or Opera. I have met all requirements.

No problems getting the full installers on Firefox when I downloaded them Tuesday morning.
These direct links should work:
»download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java···i586.exe
»download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java···-x64.exe

When I click on those links I get "Unauthorized Request" same thing I got earlier.
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Dustyn
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said by Mele20:

said by SpHeRe31459:

said by Mele20:

I'm not allowed to download it on Fx or Opera. I have met all requirements.

No problems getting the full installers on Firefox when I downloaded them Tuesday morning.
These direct links should work:
»download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java···i586.exe
»download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java···-x64.exe

When I click on those links I get "Unauthorized Request" same thing I got earlier.

Me too.
I would think that would be because those are direct links that bypass Oracles legal agreement.
Why are direct links being posted here anyways? At any rate, I had no issues obtaining them.