Apple Fixes Java Glitch in Mac OS X 10.3.9

Apple Computer has patched a Java glitch the company said affected some users of Mac OS X 10.3.9. The glitch caused the Safari Web browser and standalone Java apps to sometimes crash.

Appleis description: "After updating to Mac OS X 10.3.9, some systems may have issues with Java applications and Java-enabled websites when using Safari. Safari may unexpectedly quit, and standalone Java applications may unexpectedly quit or not launch. This update resolves that issue."

The update is 532 kilobytes, and can be downloaded through Software update. The problem was limited to Mac OS X 10.3.9, which was released on April 15th, and Software Update will not see the update unless you are running this most recent version of the operating system.

In addition, you can find more detailed information on both the problem and the patch at the Apple support site.