Apple issues Java update for 10.5, 10.6  

Posted by ajay karthick in , , , , , ,

Apple released the two updates, Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1 and Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 6, on Thursday. Both include a number of security fixes for the cross-platform technology, with the Leopard update being the heftier of the two, weighing in at 122MB.

The Leopard update, which requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 brings J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_22 and Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_17; J2SE 1.4.2 is disabled by default in this update, as it’s no longer being updated. The 78MB Snow Leopard update brings Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_17 as well, and requires Mac OS X 10.6.2.

you can run down the full list for the Snow Leopard or Leopard flavors of the update. Both fix a number of vulnerabilities in Java 1.6.0_15, including one that could allow an untrusted Java applet to obtain elevated privileges, with which it could potentially do nasty things. The Leopard update also mortars a number of chinks in Java 1.5.0_20 along the same lines as above.


The updates are available now via Apple’s Support downloads page or in Software Update; something tells me you’ve probably got just enough time to grab a cup of coffee while they install.

This entry was posted on 12/3/09 at 6:50 PM and is filed under , , , , , , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .


Post a Comment