After blocking the latest version of Java from OS X Mountain Lion, Apple is now patching the Snow Leopard implementation with Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 12.
- Apple Java for OS X 10.6 is a third party application that provides additional functionality to OS X system and enjoys a popularity among Mac users. However, instead of installing it by dragging its icon to the Application folder, uninstalling Apple Java for OS X 10.6 may need you to do more than a simple drag-and-drop to the Trash.
- Mac OS X 10.6 and below: Apple's Java comes pre-installed with your Mac OS. Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above: Java is not pre-installed with Mac OS X versions 10.7 and above. To get the latest Java from Oracle, you will need Mac OS X 10.7.3 and above. If you have Java 7 or later versions, you will see a Java icon under System Preferences.
Java 1.6 is the latest version of Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. It enables you to use Java applications on your Mac and is simple to install although you need to close your browser before doing so. You can also download Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard via your Java preferences in your System Prefs folder. Download Java for OS X directly from Oracle. Get the latest version If an app or webpage you want to use asks you to install Java software, you can download the current version of Java for OS X directly from Oracle's website. About the security content of Java for OS X Lion 2012-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7 Looks like no one’s replied in a while. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.
As Oracle is fixing a bug it should have taken care of a long time ago, Apple is taking matters into its own hands releasing Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 12, which “delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility for Java SE 6.”
Superseding all previous versions of Java for Mac OS X v10.6, Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 12 is provided as a free download on Apple’s Support site. A direct download link is also available below.
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The release updates the system Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_39 for Mac OS X v10.6 which Apple itself provided in the past.
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The Cupertino giant explains that, “On systems that have not already installed Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 9 or later, this update will configure web browsers to not automatically run Java applets.”
“You may re-enable Java applets by clicking the region labeled ‘Inactive plug-in’ on a webpage. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate,” says Apple.
A security advisory on the company’s Support site reveals that Java 1.6.0_37 contains multiple vulnerabilities one of which “may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox.”
Apple explains that “Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user.”
Java version 1.6.0_39 addresses these issues as described on the Java website at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/releasenotes-136954.html.