No Java 7 or Lion? Is my Java 1.6.0_29-b11-402-11M3527 secure?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Quotenfrau, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Quotenfrau

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    Hi

    Code:
    > java -version
    java version "1.6.0_29"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_29-b11-402-11M3527)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.4-b02-402, mixed mode)
    
    has this java version vulnerabilities? When Apple will release a Java 7 thought Software Update?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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  3. macrumors 6502

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    Java 1.6.0_29 has no known vulnerabilities at this time. It is the latest security baseline for Java 1.6.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    And this is about as secure as any software can ever be - lacking KNOWN vulnerabilities that is.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I think the only vulnerabilities you have to look out for right now are in Glassfish (the widespread DDOS via HTTP POST bug thats been in the news).
     
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    robert05au

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    oracle pushed out a new java version which is currently at Java 1.6.0_30. Apple is as always behind in getting out an update
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    compatibility — Java Plugin and Java Web Start

    Oracle's release notes for Developer Preview (b228) state:

    > Java Plugin and Java Web Start missing

    If that developer preview is installed, switched on and preferred, then neither the plugin released by Apple nor the Java Web Start released by Apple will be usable.
     

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