[SECURITY] Java j2re 1.4.2_05 released
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  1. #1
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    May 2004

    [SECURITY] Java j2re 1.4.2_05 released

    Hi all,

    Don't know how many people spotted this last week, but Sun released a security fix for the java plugin

    details here

    download j2re 1.4.2_05 here

    Make the downloaded .bin file executable and execute to extract the rpm. Then install the rpm. Don't forget to update your symlink to your browser(s) plugin directory (you'll need to do this for each browser you use

    I'm guessing a lot of people use this plugin but it never gets updated once installed.


    EDIT: Updated links
    Last edited by Ned; 23rd July 2004 at 03:24 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2004

    Might find one soft-link is "mostly" good enough

    Most Gecko-based browsers on linux do actually scan /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins at startup, so you might find something like:

    ln -s -f /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_05/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

    might be good enough to cover at least Gecko browsers (and let's face it, Gecko is the best rendering engine out there ). Of course, it would be nice if Sun's Linux RPM would actually put at least that soft-link in - c'mon Sun, get it done!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004
    firefox doesn't - I had to install the link for mozilla and firefox individally

    But I agree - would be darn nice if the rpm could scan for installed browsers and update the link


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