Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2013, 22:27
Category: News, security, Software
You can’t knock a Java update.
Per The Mac Observer, Apple updated Java for OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion on Tuesday. The releases adds compatibility for Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_65.
The patch notes are unspecific, saying:
“This release updates the Apple-provided system Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_65 and is for OS X versions 10.7 or later.”
The update uninstalls the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled “Missing plug-in” to go download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.
The updates come in two flavors:
Java for OS X 2013-005 – (for Lion and Mountain Lion)
- Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 17 (that link, direct from Apple’s Downloads site, currently resolves to Update 16)
The update is available through OS X’s Software Update feature.
As always, let us know what you make of the update in the comments section and stay tuned for additional details as they become available.