By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Feb 19, 2013
Oracle has released Updates to February 2013 Critical Patch Update for Java SE. This update contains fixes for additional security vulnerabilities. Oracle recommends that customers apply Critical Patch Updates (CPUs) as soon as possible. You can read details on the Oracle Software Security Assurance Blog.
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Since JRE 6 has reached its End of Public Updates, Oracle is taking steps to protect consumer desktops. Oracle will not leave a version of Java installed for which Oracle no longer provide security updates.
In order to do so, when updating from JRE 6, the update mechanism will not only install the latest version of JRE 7 but will also remove the highest version of JRE 6 on the system. This change will happen when the system is updated via the auto-update mechanism or by checking for updates directly from the Java Control Panel. For more information, read the Java SE 7 Update 15 Release Notes.
As always, consumers can get the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from Java.com. Developers can get the Java Development Kit (JDK) and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from the Oracle Technology Network.