I didn't see much mention of this, but it's a long needed critical fix. SUN says prior to version 5.0 Update 6, an application or an applet could specify the version of the JRE on which it would run. "This issue can occur in the following releases (for Solaris, Linux and Windows platforms):
Java Plug-in included with J2SE 5.0 Update 5 and earlier, 1.4.x, 1.3.1, and 1.3.0_02 and later
Java Web Start included with J2SE 5.0 Update 5 and earlier, and 1.4.2
Java Web Start 1.2, 1.0.2, 1.0.1, and 1.0".
Advisory - Java Plug-in and Java Web Start May Allow Applets and Applications to Run With Unpatched JRE
Aug 26th 2006
1 decade ago