Adobe Creative Suite 5 products install their own instances of Sun/Oracle's Java Runtime (JRE). The version installed is the latest version that was available for testing for the CS5 development schedule. Sun/Oracle frequently release updates to their JRE to address security concerns. Adobe does not automatically update its JRE instances to these new versions. It is possible to manually replace Adobe JRE instances with the contents from the latest JRE release from Sun/Oracle using the steps below as an example.
Note: Because use of the CS5 products with the newer JRE versions is untested, their use is not a supported configuration. If you find an issue with the new instance, which is resolved by restoring the original installed JRE instance, Adobe would like to hear about it. However, Adobe cannot guarantee resolution.
To confirm the version of JRE installed in a particular location, do the following:
Note: Adobe CS5 JRE location is used as an example. You can repeat these steps with that location, and the system JRE location to confirm that they are the same.
Look for a line that reads Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment. For example, "Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_21-b07)" is the return from the most recent version available at the time this article was written.