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Apple releases Java security update for OS X 10.5.8

updated 05:00 pm EDT, Thu September 3, 2009

Several Java threats addressed via security update

Apple has released a Java update for Mac OS X 10.5.8 that addresses a wide range of security vulnerabilities. The most serious issue allowed untrusted Java applets to obtain elevated privileges after users visit a web page containing maliciously crafted code. The problem has been addressed for systems running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.5.8 Server.

The update also addresses a vulnerability relating to maliciously crafted Java Web Start applications. The issue has been fixed through improvements to bounds checking.

Java for Mac OS X Update 5 can be downloaded through Apple's Support page or via Software Update. The files are contained in a 161MB package.

by MacNN Staff



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