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August 28th, 2006, 01:22 PM
" [Internet Storm Center] Handler's Diary August 27th 2006

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J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) & Java SE Developer Kit (JDK) Update 8
Published: 2006-08-27,
Last Updated: 2006-08-27 23:53:34 UTC by Tony Carothers (Version: 1)

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. "


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This is probably a LARGE download, at least for dial up. I'm waiting until I can run it overnite :(

Read install instructions and system requirements BEFORE DL.


Judy G. Russell
August 28th, 2006, 04:09 PM
It's just under 16Mb... a bit much for dialup, yes. NBD for high speed.