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Quotenfrau
Dec 29, 2011, 09:53 AM
Hi


> java -version
java version "1.6.0_29"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_29-b11-402-11M3527)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.4-b02-402, mixed mode)


has this java version vulnerabilities? When Apple will release a Java 7 thought Software Update?



Mac_Max
Dec 29, 2011, 11:21 AM
Oracle is now developing the Java VM for the Mac. You can download a beta version of Java 7 SE from their Java SE site:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

interrobang
Dec 29, 2011, 11:45 AM
Java 1.6.0_29 has no known vulnerabilities at this time. It is the latest security baseline for Java 1.6.

lloyddean
Dec 29, 2011, 12:30 PM
Java 1.6.0_29 has no known vulnerabilities at this time. It is the latest security baseline for Java 1.6.

And this is about as secure as any software can ever be - lacking KNOWN vulnerabilities that is.

Mac_Max
Dec 29, 2011, 02:00 PM
I think the only vulnerabilities you have to look out for right now are in Glassfish (the widespread DDOS via HTTP POST bug thats been in the news).

robert05au
Dec 29, 2011, 09:10 PM
oracle pushed out a new java version which is currently at Java 1.6.0_30. Apple is as always behind in getting out an update

grahamperrin
Feb 8, 2012, 03:49 AM
Oracle's release notes for Developer Preview (b228) (http://jdk7.java.net/macportpreview/releasenote.html) state:

> Java Plugin and Java Web Start missing

If that developer preview is installed, switched on and preferred, then neither the plugin released by Apple nor the Java Web Start released by Apple will be usable.