Apple Ships Critical Java Updates for Mac Vulnerabilities

Wednesday Mar 9th 2011 by Kara Reeder
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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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