Oracle is giving advance notice of a security update on 7 June to address 17 vulnerabilities in the Java SE platform, including a number of issues classified as 'critical'.
Among the products which will be addressed are the JDK and JRE 6 and 5.0 releases for Windows, Linux and Solaris, as well as the JRE and SDK 1.4.2_31 and earlier releases.
Oracle said that the update fixes flaws which have been give CVSS vulnerability scores of 10.0, the highest risk level on the scale.
The update will include fixes for vulnerabilities which can be remotely exploited by an attacker to execute code without any user interaction or notification.
"Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply Critical Patch Update fixes as soon as possible," the company said in an advisory.
Oracle has recently made headlines with its plans for the Java platform, announcing last week that it will push the JavaFX 2.0 platform into its beta testing phase.
The company has also put forward plans to streamline the way Java is developed and maintained.
Other Sun products, however, have been dropped from Oracle's ranks. The company said that it will hand the OpenOffice productivity suite over to the Apache Foundation, just weeks after the platform was retired by Oracle as a commercial product.
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