Mac OS X Java update

Jun 16, 2009

Apple has issued Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4, with the description “Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.6.0_07, the most serious of which may allow an untrusted Java applet to obtain elevated privileges. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user.”

$ softwareupdate -l
Software Update Tool
Copyright 2002-2007 Apple

Software Update found the following new or updated software:
   * JavaForMacOSX10.5Update4-1.0
	Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4 (1.0), 162269K [recommended]
$ sudo softwareupdate -ia
Password:
Software Update Tool
Copyright 2002-2007 Apple


Downloading Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4	0..20..40..60..80..100         
Verifying Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4	
waiting Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4	
Installing Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4	0..20..40..60..80..100
Done Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4	
Done.

It was about time, Sun fixed it 6 months ago.


Last edited: May 1, 2016


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