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."
darknexus
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2008-07-15

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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RE[2]: Wow. A rare gem.
by tyrione on Wed 20th May 2009 00:56 in reply to "RE: Wow. A rare gem."
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

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.


Unless Apple restores WebObjects to it's roots with ObjC and Cocoa then a new release of WOF with a new JVM to cover this will occur.

I'm betting it'll arrive at WWDC or the day Snow Leopard arrives.

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