Microsoft wasn’t the only company that recognized patch Tuesday yesterday; Oracle patched 14 vulnerabilities in Java Standard edition as well.
In their update advisory, Oracle strongly recommends that users update as soon as possible given the threat posed by successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities, six of which received the highest possible common vulnerability scoring system (CVSS) rating.
If unpatched, 12 of the vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable without authentication. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities over a network without a username or password.
This update addresses security vulnerabilities in the Java development kit (JDK) and runtime environment (JRE) version 7 update 4 and earlier, JDK and JRE version 6 update 32 and earlier, JDK and JRE update 35 and earlier, JDK and JRE 1.4.2 update 37 and earlier, and JavaFX 2.1 and earlier.
Oracle gives credit for reporting these vulnerabilities to Adam Gowdiak of Security Explorations, Andrei Costin of Secunia, Chris Ries of TippingPoint, and Clayton Smith of Entrust.
You can find more information about this and other Oracles patch announcements here.