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cybermorse Insecure Sun Java
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Secunia reports that my Sun Java is insecure, and needs to be updated to Sun Java 6 Update 17, which happens to be the version called out in "Add/Remove Programs". Can someone explain the deal on this?

ddmarshall RE: Insecure Sun Java
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You need to use Secunia in Advanced mode to find the location where Java has been found. It could be in a backup location.

The latest version of Java is 1.6.0.18, although 1.6.0.17 is secure.

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Pacificoastent RE: Insecure Sun Java
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I found out that Java software does not delete old updates. This is what PSI is telling you about. The updates just accumulate until you delete them through Control Panel - Programs & Features - Look for Java Updates. Uninstall everything prior to Update 18 then rerun scan on PSI.

If PSI still shows a problem then this is what I did:

I deleted all the Java programs through the Control Panel - Programs & Features completely. I then went to the Java website and downloaded the latest version (includes Update 18!). I installed the latest version and PSI said everything was fine.

Hope this helps you!
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Pacificoastent RE: Insecure Sun Java
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Just to let you know 1.6.0.17 does not show as secure by PSI based on my experience with it. I would suggest that 1.6.0.18 Update be installed and 1.6.0.17 be uninstalled.



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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure Sun Java
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@pacificoastent ,

As per ddmarshall , U 18 was not a security update and PSI should show both U 17 and U 18 as secure , you can have either or both installed ; tho' it's "probably" better to have just one version .

Anthony

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cybermorse1928 RE: Insecure Sun Java
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Turns out that using "Add/Remove Programs" does not remove the Java directory from 'Program Files'. Hence, Secunia kept finding it and reporting as 'Unsecure'. Following a manual deletion, the latest version of Java was installed and found OK by Secunia.

Thanks to all who replied with their words of wisdom.
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