Java update fixes security vulnerabilities
The release of Java 6 Update 5 by Sun has plugged multiple security vulnerabilities, but the vendor has so far disclosed no details.
According to the release notes, the update also installs new root certificates from AOL, DigiCert and TrustCenter. As Sun's updates generally fix critical security vulnerabilities, users should install the latest versions of the runtime environment (JRE) or development kit (JDK) as soon as possible. Because the software still does not automatically uninstall previous versions when it is installed, users should do so manually after installing the update.
- Release Notes, overview of changes in Java 6 Update 5
- Download, Java 6 Update 5.
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