Java once again is at the firestorm of vulnerabilities with Apple. The latest release of Java 6 has been exploited again and Apple is pushing out an update, Java for Mac OS X 2013-002.
According to the information provided in the update panel,
“Java for OS X 2013-002 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_43.
On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled “Missing plug-in” to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.
Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5675 for more details about this update.
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.”
You can download the latest update through the Software Update function of the Apple Menu.