Java updates available for OS X on July 15, 2015

Java updates address a recently identified Java web plug-in vulnerability.

If using OS X Lion v10.7.5 or OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.3 or later

Get the latest version of Java from Oracle.

If Java 7 or later is already installed, you can use the Java Control Panel to download and install the update:

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Java to open the Java Control Panel.
  2. Click the Update tab and follow the onscreen instructions.

If using Mac OS X v10.6.8

Use Software Update or the Mac App Store to install all available software updates.

Limit your exposure to potential Java web app vulnerabilities

You can disable the Java web plug-in, then enable it only when you need to run a Java web app. While the plug-in is enabled, browse only the websites that need the Java web app. When you're done with those websites, disable the Java web plug-in again.

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