Oracle Ending Java 7 Updates
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Tuesday, 21 April 2015

 Oracle will no longer issue public updates, including bug and security fixes, for Java 7 after this month.

The announcement on the Oracle Secuirty website says that after April 2015, Oracle will not post further updates of Java SE [Standard Edition] 7 to its public download sites, noting:

“Customers who need continued access to critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 7 or older versions can get long-term support through Oracle Java SE Support. The process of migrating users from Java 7 to Java 8 through the auto update feature is expected to take place after the January 2015 CPU release."

 

Java SE 8 was released a year ago in March 2014, but many users haven’t yet upgraded. If you have applications based on Java 7, you’ll need to either upgrade or find a way to mitigate future code-level vulnerabilities without fixes from Oracle.

Meanwhile, the final public Critical Patch Update that includes updates for Java 7 was released on Tuesday by Oracle, with 14 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE among the 98 new fixes across a wide range of product families, as Eric Maurice explains on the Oracle Security blog. The other products with fixes include Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and MySQL.  

 

 

More Information

Oracle Critical Patch Updates

April 2015 Critical Patch Update Released

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