EDIT: while looking for the links bellow i found this disturbing newsNew 0day in the patched 7u11
always reported active java on my browser.
i manually disabled java (never felt the need or missed it) long time ago.
quoting reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/14/us-java-oracle-security-idUSBRE90D10P20130114?type=companyNews
the 7u11 update doesn't address all the issues with java and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security kept the recommendation to have java disabled in the browser(s)
Gene has a topic here viewtopic.php?f=47&t=122731#p673711
looking for the same answers and with the same concerns