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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RE: Wow. A rare gem.
by darknexus on Tue 19th May 2009 23:49 UTC in reply to "Wow. A rare gem."
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Given the way Apple seems to be shunning Java lately I'm surprised it's still in the software update feature. The jvm that ships with os x is still a 1.5 rather than a 1.6 for example, and Apple has all but deprecated the Cocoa-Java bridge, at least that was their stance a few months ago. Java has been reduced to a second-class citizen on Mac, and Apple seems to like it that way. Given this, I'm disappointed--though not surprised--that their jvm is still unpatched.

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