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Java RE 6 Required?

Mark | Last updated: Apr 10, 2015 12:54PM UTC

I am in my 14-day evaluation period of Burp Suite. Yesterday I attempted to test a site via https; Burp Suite would not perform the test using Java RE version 8. I had to downgrade to version 6 of the JRE ( a version chock full of security problems and no longer supported by Oracle). What is Portswigger's plan to correct this problem?

PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Apr 13, 2015 07:47AM UTC

We have tested Burp on Java 6, 7 and 8, and it should work fine on all platforms. There have been some bugs in very recent updates to Java 8 which prevent Burp from working properly on some OS platforms. Regarding security issues with Java, we recommend you do not install Java in your browser. Using older versions of desktop Java only to execute Burp should not in itself present any security issues.

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