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Oracle Java™ Critical Security Updates Released

Today, 11:15 AM

Posted by Corrine in Security & Networking
Oracle released the scheduled critical security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software.  The update contains 22 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE.  Twenty-two (22) of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials

Update

If Java is still installed on your computer, it is recommended that this update be applied as soon as possible due to the threat posed by a successful attack.

Download Information Java SE 8u151/ 8u152

Java™ SE Development Kit 8, Update 151 Release Notes

Java™ SE Development Kit 8, Update 152 Release Notes
Java SE Runtime Environment 8 - Downloads

Java SE 9.0.1  (x64-bit only)

Java™ SE Development Kit 9.0.1 Release Notes
Java SE Runtime Environment 9 - Downloads

Notes:
  • UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software  options   presented with  the update. They are not part of the software  update   and are completely  optional.  Preferably, see the instructions below on   how to handle "Unwanted Extras".
  • Oracle does not plan to migrate desktops from Java 8 to Java 9  through  the auto  update feature.  Therefore, it is strongly  recommended that  you uninstall JRE 8 prior to updating.
  • Verify your version:  http://www.java.com/...ad/testjava.jsp.   Note: The Java version verification page will only work if your browser has    NPAPI support.  In that case, to check the version, open a cmd window   and enter the  following (note the space following Java):   java -version

Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts

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Adobe Flash Player Out-of-Band Critical Security Update

16 Oct 2017

Posted by Corrine in Security & Networking
Adobe has released Version 27.0.0.170 of Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Chrome and Linux.

The critical update addresses a report that an exploit for CVE-2017-11292 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Windows.

Update:
*Important Note:  Downloading the update from the Adobe  Flash Player Download Center  link includes a pre-checked option to install unnecessary extras,  such  as McAfee Scan Plus or Google Drive.  If you use the download  center,  uncheck any unnecessary extras that you do not want.  They are not  needed for the Flash Player update.

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Thunderbird corrupt?

15 Oct 2017

Posted by Eagle in Bruno's All Things Linux
Hi all,
Turned on the Linux Mint 17.3 this am and Thunderbird wants me to start a new account. After looking around thunderbird everything is gone. By that i mean address book, and all emails are gone. Its like starting all over.
I think its corrupt but how i have no idea because nothing strange has happened.
Thanks,
Eagle

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