Apple Mac users are being urged to update their installations of Java with new versions which protect against multiple security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard users are advised to download Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1. It includes fixes for a number of security holes that were found in earlier versions, including a flaw which could allow a Java applet to gain the privileges of a current user while running in a webpage.
Meanwhile, users of Mac OS X v10.5.8 should download Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 6, which updates J2SE 5.0 and Java SE 6 and fixes a similar collection of vulnerabilities.
These updates to Java from Apple effectively play “catch-up” with the Windows, Linux and Solaris versions of Java. For reasons that are frankly beyond…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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