Apple Releases Java Security Updates for Mac OS X 10.5 & 10.6

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Apple updated Java for both Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Java Update 7) and Mac OS X 10.6.3 (Java Update 2) Tuesday. The releases address several important security issues.

The update for your OS can be downloaded through Software Update on your Mac.

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7 updates J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_24, and Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_20 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs. It’s a 122MB download.

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2 updates Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_20 and is a 78MB download.

Apple’s release notes:

APPLE-SA-2010-05-18-2 Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7

  • Java
    CVE-ID: CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2009-3910, CVE-2010-0082, CVE-2010-0084,
    CVE-2010-0085, CVE-2010-0087, CVE-2010-0088, CVE-2010-0089,
    CVE-2010-0090, CVE-2010-0091, CVE-2010-0092, CVE-2010-0093,
    CVE-2010-0094, CVE-2010-0095, CVE-2010-0837, CVE-2010-0838,
    CVE-2010-0840, CVE-2010-0841, CVE-2010-0842, CVE-2010-0843,
    CVE-2010-0844, CVE-2010-0846, CVE-2010-0847, CVE-2010-0848,
    CVE-2010-0849, CVE-2010-0886, CVE-2010-0887

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8

    Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in Java 1.6.0_17

    Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.6.0_17, the most serious of which may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. These issues are addressed by updating to Java version 1.6.0_20. Further information is available via the Sun Java website.
  • Java
    CVE-ID: CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2009-3910, CVE-2010-0082, CVE-2010-0084,
    CVE-2010-0085, CVE-2010-0087, CVE-2010-0088, CVE-2010-0089,
    CVE-2010-0091, CVE-2010-0092, CVE-2010-0093, CVE-2010-0094,
    CVE-2010-0095, CVE-2010-0837, CVE-2010-0838, CVE-2010-0840,
    CVE-2010-0841, CVE-2010-0842, CVE-2010-0843, CVE-2010-0844,
    CVE-2010-0846, CVE-2010-0847, CVE-2010-0848, CVE-2010-0849

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8

    Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in Java 1.5.0_22

    Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.5.0_22, the most serious of which may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. These issues are addressed by updating to Java version 1.5.0_24. Further information is available via the Sun Java website.
  • Java
    CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0538

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8

    Impact: Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to an unexpected application
    termination or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user

    Description: An out of bounds memory access issue exists in the handling of mediaLibImage objects. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. This issue is addressed by preventing Java applets from using the com.sun.medialib.mlib package. This issue only affects the Mac OS X implementation of Java. Credit to Marc Schoenefeld of University of Bamberg for reporting this issue.
  • Java
    CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0539

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8

    Impact: Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user

    Description: A signedness issue exists in the handling of window drawing. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. This issue is addressed through improved bounds checking. This issue only affects the Mac OS X implementation of Java. Credit to Jonathan Bringhurst of Northrop Grumman, and Jeffrey Czerniak for reporting this issue.

APPLE-SA-2010-05-18-1 Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2

  • Java
    CVE-ID: CVE-2009-1105, CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2009-3910, CVE-2010-0082,
    CVE-2010-0084, CVE-2010-0085, CVE-2010-0087, CVE-2010-0088,
    CVE-2010-0089, CVE-2010-0090, CVE-2010-0091, CVE-2010-0092,
    CVE-2010-0093, CVE-2010-0094, CVE-2010-0095, CVE-2010-0837,
    CVE-2010-0838, CVE-2010-0840, CVE-2010-0841, CVE-2010-0842,
    CVE-2010-0843, CVE-2010-0844, CVE-2010-0846, CVE-2010-0847,
    CVE-2010-0848, CVE-2010-0849, CVE-2010-0886, CVE-2010-0887

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.3, Mac OS X Server v10.6.3

    Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in Java 1.6.0_17

    Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.6.0_17, the most serious of which may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. These issues are addressed by updating to Java version 1.6.0_20. Further information is available via the Sun Java website.
  • Java
    CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0538

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.3, Mac OS X Server v10.6.3

    Impact: Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user

    Description: An out of bounds memory access issue exists in the handling of mediaLibImage objects. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. This issue is addressed by preventing Java applets from using the com.sun.medialib.mlib package. This issue only affects the Mac OS X implementation of Java. Credit to Marc Schoenefeld of University of Bamberg for reporting this issue.
  • Java
    CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0539
    Available for: Mac OS X v10.6.3, Mac OS X Server v10.6.3

    Impact: Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to an unexpected application
    termination or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user

    Description: A signedness issue exists in the handling of window drawing. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. This issue is addressed through improved bounds checking. This issue only affects the Mac OS X implementation of Java. Credit to Jonathan Bringhurst of Northrop Grumman, and Jeffrey Czerniak for reporting this issue.

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