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About the security content of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3

This document describes the security content of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

This document describes the security content of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available. To learn more about Apple Product Security, see the Apple Product Security website.

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Where possible, CVE IDs are used to reference the vulnerabilities for further information.

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Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3

  • Java

    CVE-ID: CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2010-1321

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.4, Mac OS X Server v10.6.4

    Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in Java 1.6.0_20

    Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.6.0_20, the most serious of which may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox. 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_22. Further information is available via the Java website at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/releasenotes-136954.html

  • Java

    CVE-ID: CVE-2010-1826

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.4, Mac OS X Server v10.6.4

    Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of another user who runs a Java application

    Description: A command injection issue exists in updateSharingD's handling of Mach RPC messages. A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of another user who runs a Java application. This issue is addressed by implementing a per-user Java shared archive. This issue only affects the Mac OS X implementation of Java. Credit to Dino Dai Zovi for reporting this issue.

  • Java

    CVE-ID: CVE-2010-1827

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.4, Mac OS X Server v10.6.4

    Impact: Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted Java applet tag may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user

    Description: A memory corruption issue exists in Java's handling of applet window bounds. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted Java applet tag may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. This issue is addressed through improved validation of window bounds. This issue only affects the Mac OS X implementation of Java.

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