Apple Releases Java Update

Last Updated: 03/11/2013

Security Notice Level

SEVERE

Apple has released an update to Java for Mac OS X to address multiple vulnerabilities. Instances that are not updated are susceptible to maliciously crafted, untrusted Java applets that may lead to arbitrary code execution while browsing the Internet.

The IT Security Office advises that owners of the software listed below update to the latest version of their installed software.

Affected Software:

  • Java for OS X on:
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8, Mac OS X Server v10.6.8
  • OS X Lion v10.7 or later, OS X Lion Server v10.7 or later
  • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or later

Security bulletin names:
HT5677 Java for OS X 2013-002 and Mac OS X v10.6 Update 14

Release date: Mar 4, 2013

Additional Information

Additional information about this vulnerability can be viewed at: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5677