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Archived - About the security content of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1

This document describes the security content of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1.

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This document describes the security content of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1

  • Java

    CVE-ID: CVE-2009-3869, CVE-2009-3871, CVE-2009-3875, CVE-2009-3874, CVE-2009-3728, CVE-2009-3872, CVE-2009-3868, CVE-2009-3867, CVE-2009-3884, CVE-2009-3873, CVE-2009-3877, CVE-2009-3865, CVE-2009-3866

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.2 and later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.2 and later

    Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in Java 1.6.0_15

    Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.6.0_15, the most serious of which may allow an untrusted Java applet to obtain elevated privileges. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. These issues are addressed by updating to Java version 1.6.0_17. Further information is available via the Sun Java website at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/releasenotes-136954.html.  Credit to Kevin Finisterre of Netragard for reporting CVE-2009-3867 to Apple.

  • Java

    CVE-ID: CVE-2009-2843

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.2 and later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.2 and later

    Impact: An expired certificate for a Java applet is treated as valid

    Description: An expired certificate for a Java applet is treated as valid. This issue is addressed through improved handling of expired certificates. Credit to Simon Heimlicher of ETH Zurich for reporting this issue.

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