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About the security content of Java for OS X 2012-004 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 9

This document describes the security content of Java for OS X 2012-004 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 9.

Java for OS X 2012-004 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 9 can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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

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Java for OS X 2012-004 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 9

  • Java

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.8, Mac OS X Server v10.6.8, OS X Lion v10.7.4, OS X Lion Server v10.7.4

    Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in Java

    Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java, 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_33. Further information is available via the Java website at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/releasenotes-136954.html

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2012-0551

    CVE-2012-1711

    CVE-2012-1713

    CVE-2012-1716

    CVE-2012-1718

    CVE-2012-1719

    CVE-2012-1721

    CVE-2012-1722

    CVE-2012-1723

    CVE-2012-1724

    CVE-2012-1725
     

  • Java

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.8, Mac OS X Server v10.6.8

    Impact: The Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they remain unused for 35 days

    Description: As a security hardening measure, the Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they are unused for 35 days. Installing this update will automatically deactivate the Java browser plugin and Java Web Start. Users may re-enable Java if they encounter Java applets on a web page or Java Web Start applications by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page. This security measure is also available for OS Lion systems if the prior update "Java for OS X 2012-003" was not installed.

  • Java

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.8, Mac OS X Server v10.6.8, OS X Lion v10.7.4, OS X Lion Server v10.7.4

    Impact: The Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they do not meet the criteria for minimum safe version

    Description: As a security hardening measure, the Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they do not meet the criteria for minimum safe version. The minimum safe version of Java is updated daily, as needed. Users with out of date Java installations may re-enable Java by updating the installed version of Java using Software Update. 
     

    Note: These updates include the security content from Java for OS X 2012-003 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8.

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