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Sun Java SDK and JRE Updates

Published: 2005-11-30
Last Updated: 2005-12-01 01:27:44 UTC
by Scott Fendley (Version: 1)
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Sun Microsystems announced Monday some updates to their Java Software Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment to address some security issues. These security vulnerabilities could allow malicious, untrusted code to compromise a user's computer.  Sun recommends that users update to the newest version of  the SDK and JRE available at .

For more information about the security issues please take a look at:

Thanks to all of the readers who have notified us of this issue this evening.

Scott Fendley
Handler on Duty


Apple released security advisory stating that these Java vulnerabilities were fixed quite some time ago for Mac users. Java 1.3.1 and 1.4.2 Release 2, which are patched, have been available since September 13, while J2SE 5.0 Release 3 has been available since November 15, 2005.

In case you still didn't update, visit the following links:

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