Apple updated Java for OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion on Tuesday. The releases adds compatibility for Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_65.
The patch notes are unspecific, saying:
This release updates the Apple-provided system Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_65 and is for OS X versions 10.7 or later.
This update uninstalls the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to go download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.
The updates come in two flavors:
- Java for OS X 2013-005 - (for Lion and Mountain Lion)
- Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 17 (that link, direct from Apple's Downloads site, currently resolves to Update 16)
On my Mountain Lion machine, Java for OS X 2013-005 is showing up in the MAS as a 66.7MB download.