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Forum Thread: Java Web Start 5.x, Sun Java JRE 1.5x /5.x/1.6x/ 6.x how to patch

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rh_jones Java Web Start 5.x, Sun Java JRE 1.5x /5.x/1.6x/ 6.x how to patch
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These are listed as insecure, but I can't quite understand how to patch. The Java link goes to a page with multiple downloads.

I don't need a development kit, so the JDK versions don't seem appropriate.

Tried downloads but found that only a new program was installed, which is on the uninstall list (1.6x/ 6.x), and also quick start 1.0 in Firefox was installed.

Can't even pose the questions properly.

Java Web Start 5.x
C:\i386\javaws.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\javaws.exe

Sun Java JRE 1.5.x / 5.x
C:\i386\java.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\java.exe

Should I just delete these files in these locations? I don't know which applications use these files, or what replaces these files, so I can't assess if deletion is ok. Do I need these files if I am not a developer?

Guidance would be appreciated.

XP Professional, SP 3

Thanks

Anthony Wells RE: Java Web Start 5.x, Sun Java JRE 1.5x /5.x/1.6x/ 6.x how to patch
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Last edited on 27th Sep, 2009 18:55
Follow Maurice Joyce's instructions in this thread to clean up your Java :-


http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/275...


The two Java files in C:\i386 and can be safely deleted . They do not actually pose a security threat , but PSI will detect them , unless for some reason you wish to keep them , in which case you could set an "ignore rule" in PSI.

The other two files are for general use by programmes ; they could be a threat & so should be deleted/updated as per MJ's instructions.

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It always seems impossible until its done.
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