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How Often to Update Oracle Java SE (Doc ID 2604349.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 03, 2022

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


How often should Oracle Java SE be updated and which patch updates should be installed?

To explain, there seems to be at least one Java SE patch delivered every month, as shown in <Document 1439822.1> "Supported Java SE Downloads on MOS":

However, it is not reasonable to update Java SE installations this often in a large enterprise of numerous systems and applications.

What does Oracle recommend for a Java SE maintenance schedule?

Also, to update the Java SE installations, do all releases need to be applied, or only the most recent one?


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