Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) has issued an update for its latest version of Java after the discovery of a security flaw.

“Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 7 users upgrade to this release,” the software giant says on its website.

“Note that bug fixes are cumulative, that is, bug fixes in previous update versions are included in subsequent update versions.”

The security flaw in its Java software that caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security.

In a statement Friday, the company said it was “aware of a flaw in Java software integrated with web browsers.”

The glitch is only in the JDK7 version of the software and the company says it “does not affect Java applications directly installed and running on servers, desktops, laptops and other devices.”

On late Thursday, the DHS had advised people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. Computer security experts believed hackers had found a flaw in Java’s coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other high-tech mischief.

Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs that can run on just about any computer’s operating system.