Good find Jared, this will surely be of use to others on the community.
Useful - but use with care.
Be mindful that in SOME situations, folks *NEED* to use a specific version of java for their apps. So - please don't use this as a "broadside deployment" without knowing your apps.
(Yes, I'm not a fan of usually in-house apps using some ancient version of Java & not being able to be updated, but it's still often enough a sad business reality).
But for most scenarios, this is VERY good in removing the security vulnerability ridden old versions... . Nice one!
Well this is if you are needing to remove versions before installing the new. If you patch Java, you end up with multiple copies of java on a system, which is not secure if you get audited because Java is not properly patched. I long for the days of Java and Flash going away lol.
Yeah - some of the "design decisions" behind Java's installers especially can be put to question, but ah well. Out of our hands / we "just" get to live with that thing.
At least Flash is slowly marching up towards the hangman's noose (and not too soon either). Would be nice to see the same happen for Java, but I doubt that'll be a thing any time soon .
If everyone in the web development world would just move to HTML5 that could solve a lot of issues lol