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dude -d 02-05-2013 06:42 AM

Java on BES
 
Hello, I'm basically wondering if Java is required on the BES? I it appears to be installed with it, in various versions.

A long time when running BES 4.1.* we have a security audit done in our workplace. The Java version was highlighted as being out of date and insecure. But after upgrading it, the BES was no longer functioning, and after much reading on forums was able to resolve the issues by tweaking some Registry entries.

Now running BES 5.0.3 on Server 2008 R2. Again, Java is being highlighted (Java 6 update 18), especially with all the hype about recent Java vulnerabilties. Again, I'm wary of upgrading it - especially after reading people's experiences on forums.

Just wondering what's the best pratice/best approach here?
Thanks

knottyrope 02-05-2013 09:32 AM

Re: Java on BES
 
dont surf the web on the BES server at all

update with this KB
KB17872-How to upgrade or update the Java Runtime Environment on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

nobody7290 02-05-2013 03:36 PM

Re: Java on BES
 
I read, that the very recent update will remove java 1.6 without further warning from your Machine. This will brick the BES most likely
JNBridge Blog xxx8211; Java 7 update

knottyrope 02-06-2013 08:47 AM

Re: Java on BES
 
I never set java to auto update on BES, bad things can happen


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