Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update for February 2013

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The Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update for February 2013 was released on February 1st, 2013. The original Critical Patch Update for Java SE was scheduled on February 19th , but Oracle decided to accelerate the release of this Critical Patch Update because active exploitation “in the wild” of one of the vulnerabilities affecting the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in desktop browsers, was addressed with this Critical Patch Update. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.

Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

The Critical Patch Update Advisories are available at the following location:

Oracle Technology Network:

Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update for February 2013:

Oracle Technology Network:

The next three scheduled dates for Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Updates are:

  • 18 June 2013
  • 15 October 2013
  • 14 January 2014