Date: Thursday, September 6th, 2012, 06:18
Category: News, security, Software
If there’s a Java update out there, it might be worth snagging.
Per the cool cats at The Mac Observer, Apple updated Java for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion Wednesday with the release of Java for OS X 2012-005 along with the release of Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10. The updates, which vary in terms of download size given the version used, tweak Java controls by automatically turning the Java plugin off when no Java applets have been run for an extended period of time.
Apple’s patch notes also specify that if users hadn’t installed the previous version of Java (Java for for OS X Lion 2012-004), that the Java plugin will be disabled immediately.
The releases add the following fixes and changes:
- Delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_35.
The updates can be located, snagged and installed with Mac OS X’s Software Update feature.
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later to install and run while the Java for OS X Lion 2012-005 update requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7 or later to install and run.
If you’ve tried the updates and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.