Sun Java SE 6 Update 4 has released. From the release notes, it has
more than 370 bug fixes.

Snippet from my admin diary

#************** Start jre-6u4-linux-i586_install.txt **************
#* Download jre from
#* pick Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 4 download
#* Note: /accounts/downloads is my browser download directory and
#* assumes /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins for plugin installs.
#************************************************* ***************

exit 0 # just in case a newbie tries to run this as a script

As a user, click up a terminal and login as root as follows:
su - root

alias edt=gedit

chmod +x /accounts/downloads/jre-6u4-linux-i586-rpm.bin
cd /accounts/downloads
urpme jre
/bin/rm -f /etc/init.d/jexec.rpmsave


cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
/bin/rm -f

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_04/plugin/i386/ns7/
ls -al

#* disable the new java system service/deamon

service jexec stop
chkconfig --del jexec
chkconfig jexec off

edt /etc/init.d/jexec
and add
exit 0
under the header comment block.
Click Save/quit

#* jre/java test links

and verify version number displayed on screen


#************** End jre-6u4-linux-i586_install.txt *********************

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If the above breaks your system, it's yours and you keep both pieces.
Practice safe computing. Backup the file before you change it.
Do a, man command_here or cat command_here, before using it.