Java Runtime Environment 188.8.131.52
Java software allows you to run applications called "applets" that are written in the Java programming language. These applets allow you to have a much richer experience online than simply interacting with static HTML pages.
Java Plug-in technology, included as part of the Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (JRE), establishes a connection between popular browsers and the Java platform. Java allows applications to be downloaded over a network and run within a guarded sandbox. Security restrictions are easily imposed on the sandbox.
Many cross platform applications also require Java to operate properly.
# OlsonData 2010b
* 6u19 contains Olson time zone data version 2010b.
# Root Certificates
* Added seven new root certificates, removed three root certificates and five root certificates replaced with stronger signature algorithms from VeriSign, Thawte and GeoTrust. (Refer to 6904162.)
# Ensuring Application and Applet Security when Mixing Signed and Unsigned Code
* Signed Java Web Start applications and applets that contain signed and unsigned components could potentially be unsafe unless the mixed code was intended by the application vendor. As of this release, when mixed code is detected in a program, a warning dialog is raised. Mixing Signed and Unsigned Code explains this warning dialog and options that the user, system administrator, developer, and deployer have to manage it.
# Interim Fix for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) Man-in-the-Middle Attack
* For more information about the vulnerability and the interim fix, please see the TLS Renegotiation Issue Readme.
# Various Bug Fixes