Oracle has outlined at JavaOne, a conference that takes place in San Francisco, the future of the Java platform.
Hasan Rizvi, executive vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java, and the Oracle Java Development team leaders explained that beginning with the Java SE 7 Update 6, released in August of 2012, consumers and developers have access to the latest Java SE features and security upda
Oracle Java 7u10 has been released recently. Although not strictly speaking a security update, it does have security related enhancements which make updating advisable: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...s-1880995.html
Update instructions for a manual installation:
LinuxSecurity.com: This update of IBM Java 1.5.0 to SR11 FP2 brings various bug and lots of security fixes. Following security issues were fixed: CVE-2010-0084: Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment component in Oracle Java SE and Java for Business 6 [More...]
With a ruling from United States District Judge William Alsup that application programming interfaces cannot be copyrighted, it appears Oracle's lost yet another battle against Google over Java. However, the war is not over. Oracle has indicated it will appeal, and the judge has indicated that Oracle should turn to patent laws in order to protect the Java APIs.