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Security Update: Java for Mac OS X Users

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 11:42

Reason

Security Update

Impact

All Mac OS X Users

 

 

WHAT HAPPENED:
 
Apple released APPLE-SA-2012-09-05-1 Java for OS X 2012-005 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10 to announce the release of an updated Java for Mac to protect users against multiple vulnerabilities.
 
The most severe of the vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable over a network without the need for a username and password.
 
Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements, refer to Apple Security Updates (Apple to post update shortly).
 
 
AFFECTED SYSTEMS:
 

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.8
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server v10.6.8
  • OS X Lion v10.7 or later
  • OS X Lion Server v10.7 or later
  • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or later

 
 
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
 
Java is a programming language that powers state-of-the-art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices.
 
 
HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
 
1.   Do NOT take action if you have a Computer Support Coordinator (CSC); your CSC will apply the update for you or assist in instructing you.
 
2.   If you do not have a CSC, updates may be obtained from the Software Update application, or from the Apple Downloads site.
 
 
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