Apple Releases Java for OS X 10.5 Update 3

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Date: Friday, February 13th, 2009, 08:39
Category: Software

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Early Friday, Apple released its Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 3 patch. The 3.1 megabyte download, adds the following fix:

  • Java: Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in Java Web Start and Java Plug-in
    Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java Web Start and the Java Plug-in, the most serious of which may allow untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets to obtain elevated privileges. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted Java applet may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. This update provides patches for the Java Bug IDs 6694892, 6707535, 6727081 and 6767668 from Sun Microsystems.
  • The update requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run.
    If you’ve tried the update and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments or forums.

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    The Apple Core: Month of Apple bugs being fixed

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    Date: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007, 08:00
    Category: The Apple Core

    As Chris deftly reported, today is the third day in the Month of Apple Bugs (a.k.a. MOAB). The good news is that a modern day Robin Hood named Landon Fuller has come to the rescue with a mission to patch each of the bugs exposed by LMH and the MOAB.
    Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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    The Apple Core: Apple releases OS X Security Update

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    Date: Wednesday, November 29th, 2006, 08:00
    Category: Software

    software-update.jpgApple yesterday released Security Update 2006-007 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 through 10.4.8. The update, which is available in Software Update and from Apple Downloads, weighs in at 23.9 MB (for Intel) and is available in several flavors.
    Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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