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J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) & Java SE Developer Kit (JDK) Update 8
Sun has released Update 8 to for JRE 5.0 for download.  As an earlier diary discussed, versions prior to 5.0, Release 6, allowed applets and/or applications to call earlier unpatched versions.  What is the risk to me?  Having the ability to call earlier, unpatched versions could potentially allow an attacker to run her/his code of choice along with it.  The Java Runtime Environment and Java Developer Kit both have release 8.0 available for download here.



Tony

150 Posts
ISC Handler
Aug 27th 2006

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