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Apple Ships Critical Java Updates for Mac Vulnerabilities
 

Apple Ships Critical Java Updates for Mac Vulnerabilities

Wednesday Mar 9th 2011 by Kara Reeder

Some of the bugs could allow hackers to hijack a vulnerable Mac.

According to Computerworld, Apple has shipped a Java security update for Leopard and Snow Leopard that patches 27 vulnerabilities in the Oracle software. Some of the bugs could allow hackers to hijack a vulnerable Mac. As the article explains:

Mac OS X 10.5, a.k.a. Leopard, received an update that patched 16 vulnerabilities in Java SE 6 and another 11 in Java SE 5. The update for the newer Mac OS X 10.6, a.k.a. Snow Leopard, also patched the 16 bugs in Java SE 6.

You can download the patches for Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9 here and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 here.

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