Sun Acknowledges Security Hole in Patch Process
I have always dreaded security updates from Sun Micrososystems to fix problems in their Java software. For one thing, the updates typically are huge and time consuming, the instructions for downloading and installing the fixes labrynthine, and when all is said and done you may still have older, vulnerable versions of the software scattered around the insides of your computer.
Last week, Sun issued another update to its J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE), but the advisory came with a caveat: Even if you apply the latest patch, your machine may still be vulnerable to attacks if you never bother to uninstall or remove older versions of the software. Sun Acknowledges Security Hole in Patch Process - Security Fix
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