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redwolfe_98
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Re: Java SE 7 Update 15 & Java SE 6 Update 41 released

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

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


Sith HMP
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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.

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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.


Sith HMP
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That's what I was after. Thank you.