Updating the Default JDK Installed in OracleAS 10g
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on Jun 09, 2009
[June 12, 2009 Update: Added link to JDK 1.6 Note 444462.1]
If you run Java-based applications in your organization, you're aware that you may wish to optionally update the Java Development Kit (JDK) libraries periodically to get the latest fixes for security, stability, and performance. This applies to the E-Business Suite, naturally, so we regularly release new certifications for the latest Java releases for EBS.
Perhaps lesser-known is that this also applies to external servers running Oracle Fusion Middleware -- also known as Oracle Application Server 10g. You may have deployed Oracle Application Server 10g on one or more application tier servers to use Discoverer, Single Sign-On, Oracle Internet Directory, Portal, or other Fusion Middleware services with the E-Business Suite.
How Do You Update Java for other Oracle Products?
Oracle Security has published the following advisory:
- Impact of Java Security Vulnerabilities on Oracle Products (Note 360870.1)
That note is important reading for all Oracle administrators. It contains links to three additional documents:
- How to update the default JDK installed in Application Server 9.0.4 and 10.1.2 (Note 272808.1)
- How to update the default JDK installed in Application Server 10.1.3 (Note 396096.1)
- Upgrading to Java 6 on Oracle Application Server 10g (Note 444462.1)
If you're looking for the latest JDK 1.4 release to update an Oracle Application Server 10g instance, you can find it here:
- Sun JDK 1.4.2 Update (via Oracle Patch 8453300)
Special thanks to those readers (you know who you are) whose persistence helped us make this JDK patch available for all of our customers.