Apple Java Update APPLE-SA-2013-02-19-1 Java for OS X 2013-001 and Mac OS X v10.6 Update

Published: 2013-02-19
Last Updated: 2013-02-19 21:58:29 UTC
by Mark Hofman (Version: 1)
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Apple has also provided an update for JAVA Update 13 addresses a number of security issues and should be applied to Apple systems sooner rather than later.  Details on what the java update fixes can be found here

Not sure whether this addresses the issue that has been reported in relation to the breach of apple, which according to the articles I've seen have been atributed to a java issue.

Mark H

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I installed JDK 7 U13 from the Oracle(Sun) site yesterday to do some Java development with Eclipse. I just got prompted a minute ago to update to U15 ... So are Oracle and Apple fighting over the versions, or what..
Yup... Oracle also released an update today:

This is getting batty...
I am wondering how big enterprises are dealing with this Java mess. Could we ask people to share their experiences, trying to test/certify these updates in large enterprises? Is any large enterprise even thinking of disabling java plug-in in primary browsers, with a workaround for apps needing plug-in?
Any comments on claims by traditional AV vendors about their ability to detect Java zero-day related exploits?
@ilango_al - It's a complete mess!! I wish we could disable it!!

One of our application environments requires it, and Oracle finally released the patch a coupla weeks ago that allows their own software package to work with their own Java v7!! We couldn't have Java v7 installed at all, and when Java v6's auto-updater started prompting to upgrade to v7 not too long ago that was another mess....not to mention that it ripped out v6 along the way... :-P

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