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Security Update: Apple Released Java 17 to Address Multiple Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 16:06

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Mac OSX users

WHAT HAPPENED:

Apple released APPLE-SA-2013-10-15-1 Java for OS X 2013-005 and Mac OS X v10.6 Update 17 to announce the release of Java Update 17 to protect users against multiple Java vulnerabilities.
 
Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements, refer to Apple Security Updates where Apple will post their full report.

 
AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Mac OSX Snow Leopard v10.6.8
  • Mac OSX Snow Leopard Server v10.6.8
  • Mac OS X Lion v10.7 or later
  • Mac OS X Lion Server v10.7 or later
  • Mac 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.
 
The most severe of the vulnerabilities may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code.
 
 
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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