Update to Java on Staff Service

Oracle have released a new version of Java to fix a critical vulnerability in Java 8.
Details of issue here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2016-0636-2949497.html. Hence, we are rolling out Java 8 Update 77 to the W7 Service.

We have completed the rollout of this version of Java to Student labs, it is now time to begin the rollout to Staff. Java 8 Update 8 has tested against Corporate Applications and no issue have been discovered.

The rollout Schedule is as follows:-

27th April – Postponable to ITS
29th April – Postponable to Support
3rd May   – Postponable to External
5th May   – Postponable to Schools 1
9th May   – Postponable to All W7 Staff
16th May – Mandatory to remaining systems.

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the IT Service Desk on x222333 or IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk.