Java 2012-002 Update Includes Security Fixes, Few Details

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Java for OS X 2012-002 UpdateOnly two days after releasing its Java for OS X 2012-001 update, Apple rolled out Java for OS X 2012-002 Thursday evening. The slim update notes only state that it improves “compatibility, security and reliability by updating Jave SE 6 to 1.6.0_31.”

The Java for OS X 2012-001 update addressed an issue that could allow an attacker to install the Flashback Trojan without requiring an account password when the victim visits a maliciously crafted website. Without any other details available, it’s unclear what this new Java update offers especially since the update support article link points to information about the 2012-001 update.

Java for OS X 2012-002 is available for free via Apple’s Software Update application.

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furbies

Seems that this update is for 10.7 (Lion) only.

Jeff, when you’re writing these software announcements could you please lists the minimum System requirements ?

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