This Critical Patch Update Pre-Release Announcement provides advance information about the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update for October 2011, which will be released on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. While this Pre-Release Announcement is as accurate as possible at the time of publication, the information it contains may change before publication of the Critical Patch Update Advisory.
This Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities in Oracle Java SE. This Critical Patch Update contains 20 new security vulnerability fixes, of which 6 are applicable to JRockit. Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply Critical Patch Update fixes as soon as possible.
Vulnerabilities fixed by Critical Patch Updates are scored using the standard CVSS 2.0 scoring (see Oracle’s Use of CVSS Scoring). The highest CVSS 2.0 Base Score for vulnerabilities in this Critical Patch Update is 10.0.
Affected Products and Components:
Security vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update affect the following products:
• Java SE
• JDK and JRE 7
• JDK and JRE 6 Update 27 and earlier
• JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 31 and earlier
• SDK and JRE 1.4.2_33 and earlier
• JavaFX 2.0
• JRockit R28.1.4 and earlier(JDK and JRE 6 and 5.0)
Oracle Java SE Executive Summary:
This Critical Patch Update contains 20 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE, of which 6 are applicable to JRockit. 19 of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password.
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