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Security Update: Apple Released Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 12

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 11:25

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Mac OS X v10.6 users

WHAT HAPPENED:
 
Apple released APPLE-SA-2013-02-01-1 Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 12 to announce the release of Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 12 to protect users against multiple vulnerabilities.
 
The most severe of the vulnerabilities may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code.
 
Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements, refer to About the security content of Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 12.
 
 
AFFECTED SYSTEMS:
 

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.8
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server v10.6.8

 
 
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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