Oracle’s quarterly Critical Patch Update for Q2 2019 documents vulnerabilities and updates for its entire product line. As usual, it’s the updates to Java that are important to most users.
The Patch Update details five distinct security vulnerablities in Java 8 Update 202 and earlier versions. A new release, Java 8 Update 211, addresses these vulnerabilities. The new version includes numerous other changes, most of which are of little interest to anyone aside from developers.
Keeping Java up to date is less urgent than in the past, since most of the major web browsers stopped supporting it in recent years.
If you do use a web browser with Java enabled, which is still possible with Internet Explorer and older, unsupported versions of many other browsers, you should make sure to install the new version as soon as possible.
The simplest way to update Java is to head to the Windows Control Panel, look for the Java icon, and — if you see one — open it, then go to the
Update tab and click the
Update Now button. Follow the prompts to complete the process.