Java is a very dynamic area. We see frequently updates and enhancements.
Typically new functionality is added, often with scope security, so
definitely worth to consider.
For Oracle Forms end users, it is safe and recommended to follow those JRE
maintenance updates for their clients - certainly within the
certification range for client platforms (System Requirements and
Supported Platforms for Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 2 (22.214.171.124.0) Certification Matrix ).
For JRE 1.7.0_25 & 1.6.0_51 Oracle Forms administrators and end users must be aware of this potential impact:
Find the heads-up for Oracle Forms system administrators and more details in " Release of JRE 1.7.0_25 & 1.6.0_51
and Impact on Forms 11g [ID 1563023.1]]"