Apple Releases Safari and Java Updates With Plug-In and Security Improvements

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    Apple today released a series of updates for both Safari and Java, addressing continued issues with Java security.

    The Safari updates arrive as version 6.0.4 for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion and version 5.1.9 for OS X Snow Leopard. The updates, which can be obtained through the Software Update mechanism in OS X, add new site-specific options for enabling the Java plug-in.
    Full details on how to use the site-specific options are available in an associated support document.

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    Alongside today's Safari update, Apple has also released updated versions of Java 6. They arrive as Java for OS X 2013-003 for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion users and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 15 for OS X Snow Leopard users. The updates bring the Apple-provided Java 6 up to the latest Update 45 version of the software from Oracle, which released the update for other platforms earlier today. Java 7 updates are now handled by Oracle directly, and users should update through Oracle's site.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Safari and Java Updates With Plug-In and Security Improvements
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Is this something I can script via applescript or command line?
     
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    Still wary of the security of Java though…
     
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    If you're a business using ADP to approve time cards its a fact of life. Java 7 is a no go. :(
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Webkit still much smoother on the retina
     
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    snap, I'm on it
     
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    disabled that crap in Chrome and have yet to notice, java's only feature is to give you a virus
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    A white list is the perfect way to manage Java usage for those that do need in for certain websites. Nice one.
     
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    I'm confused... I remember Apple removing Java entirely and I thought they just left it to Oracle to distribute it. I downloaded java from Oracle directly. So what is this and wtf is going on? :confused:
     
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    So, who is handling Java updates now? Does Oracle write the actual code of the updates and hands them over to Apple, such that they can be distributed faster and more widely than relying on people to go to Oracle' site and download it from there.
     
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    I was under the impression that they simply stopping having it installed by default. I can still download it via an installer in OS X if I want.
     
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    This is probably a newb question, but... Should I run Java 6 or Java 7?
     
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    Java always seems to be having issues.
     
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    Where is this update coming from ? Running 10.8.4 beta shows Safari 6.0.3
     
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    Probably 7, it's newer and probably works better?
     
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    Yes. It's the platform of choice in the last year or so where people with malicious intent are exploiting any flaw they can find.
     
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    Annnnd I still won't download Java.
     
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    Java 6 is a little easier to install and maintain, since Apple does almost everything for you and configures everything appropriately. Java 7 is necessary if you have an application that requires it, and I suspect Oracle will keep it more up-to-date going forward than Apple will with 6, but this is hard to predict. Java is generally backward compatible, so if you're comfortable with 7, there are few compelling reasons not to use it instead. But until you need to, there's no compelling reason to upgrade, either.

    (By "configures everything appropriately," I mean, among other things, making it so that if you type java at at command line, it will actually run the Java interpreter, assuming, of course, that you pass appropriate arguments. Oracle's Java 7 JRE does not do this unless you install the full JDK, which most people don't need. Many apps will work regardless, though it can depend on how they were "packaged" for OS X.)
     
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    I have no Java installed.
     
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    Also aperture update. Is it patch-tuesday?
     
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    iPhoto and Xcode got updates too.
     
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    Nice! My company uses Java for a company website that has an FTP on it and it sucks...maybe this will help.
     
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    Yeah I'm not seeing it either. Maybe it only shows if you have java installed.
     
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    Safari feels snappier :D
     
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    HA! I was 3 min too late!

    Good show!
     

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