Apple released a patch for critical vulnerabilities Java

Posted: September 6, 2012 in Vulnerability News
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Apple LogoShortly after the official release of patches from Oracle, so did the company Apple. Yesterday came the patches for the operating system Mac OS X, which update the version of Java on the Macintosh.

Updates Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10 and Java for OS X 2012-005 for OS OS X 10.6, OS X Lion and Mountain Lion installed automatically via Software Update, or you can download from the official website Apple.

Obviously, Apple has to learn from history the Trojan Flashback, who also used the critical vulnerability in Java. In the case of patches for all operating systems, long gone, and Apple pulled with his unacceptably long time, which led to the infection of more than half a million Macintosh computers around the world, including in the very headquarters of Apple.

In the last few days were the only Mac users vulnerable to existing Java-exploit (CVE-2012-4681). For all other operating systems, Oracle has released patches for nearly a week ago.

It should be noted that Apple removed Java supplied as standard operating system, version OS X 10.7 (Lion). Instead, users are offered instructions on installing the framework, which appears when you access any page with Java-applet. As a further protective measure latest version of OS X is configured in a way that automatically deactivates the Java-plugin in the browser and Java Web Start, if they are not used for a long time.

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