Apple Patches Another Zero-Day Hole in Java


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 for more details about this update.

See for information about the security content of this update.”

You can download the latest update through the Software Update function of the Apple Menu.

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