Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 22:20 UTC
Mac OS X Six months ago, a certain security flaw in Java was fixed by Sun. This flaw was present in OpenJDK, GIJ, icedtea and Sun's JRE, but it got fixed in those. There's one important shipping Java implementation that still has not been fixed to remove this security flaw: Apple's Java.
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Wow. A rare gem.
by slashdev on Tue 19th May 2009 22:33 UTC
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Its very rare to find a java exploit that can do any real damage. This one is fairly amazing.

Does anyone know why apple cant just release a small patch? Java, on the OS X platform, has one of the rare privileges of being part of the OS auto-update facilities, so it cant be THAT hard...

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