Apple releases Java update to fix new zero-day vulnerability

“Apple has pushed a new release of Java 6 that fixes a new vulnerability discovered just a few days ago. Somewhat confusingly, Apple delivers updates to Java 6, while Oracle delivers updates directly to Java 7 users,” Jordan Golson reports for MacRumors.

“Lion and Mountain Lion users should download Java for OS X 2013-002,” Golson reports. “This file updates Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_43, the latest version released by Oracle. Snow Leopard users will download Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14, which delivers the same version of Java 6.”

Full article, with the links, here.

MacDailyNews Take: No wonder Sun’s defunct.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]

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    1. Sadly, many government portals require Java. Personally, I’d prefer no one use Java, but at the moment I’m forced to install endless freaking updates.
      Oh the humanity!

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