Java 8 Update 201 has been released silently by Oracle. Oracle normally releases an update to Java after every quarter. The exact version of Java now is 1.8.0_201-b09.
This is a regular security update which fixes around 5 security vulnerabilities and bugs found in Java 8 Update 191. If you want to know more about previous versions of Java, you can visit our Java download section.
If you still have Java 8 installed, you should probably look to updating it as soon as possible to keep your system secure and safe.
What’s new in Java 8 Update 201?
Java 8 Update 201 comes with 5 major fixes. All the identified vulnerabilities can be rated as dangerous as all of them may be remotely exploited without requiring authentication. All the vulnerabilities may be exploited over the network. Here are the exact vulnerabilites which have been fixed:
This affects the server module of Java and it’s severity baseline score is 6.1 which is pretty high. So if you are using Java on a server, you should upgrade to the latest version immediately.
CVE-2018-11212 – Java SE
This bug affects ImageIO (libjpeg) module with a baseline score of 5.3.
CVE-2019-2426 – Java SE
This affects the networking components of Java especially in sancboxed environments. If you are running Java apps in sandbox mode, the apps which can load untrusted code, you should update immediately.
CVE-2019-2449 – Java SE
This is very similar to the above mentioned vulnerability and is a threat if you are running sandbox environments.
CVE-2019-2422 – Java SE
This vulnerability is in the libraries module. A hacker may be able to gain access to the system.