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[2]: Wow. A rare gem.
by elsewhere on Wed 20th May 2009 04:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow. A rare gem."
elsewhere
Member since:
2005-07-13

Most likely Sun is demanding that Apple buy a support contract in order to get the code fix.

Java isn't "free" after all.


Nice try. You missed the part about OpenJDK, GIJ and icedtea already being patched. All of which are "free".

Apple rolls their own Java, as many others do. Apple is being lazy. Quit making excuses.

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RE[3]: Wow. A rare gem.
by Macrat on Wed 20th May 2009 04:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow. A rare gem."
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

Nice try. You missed the part about OpenJDK, GIJ and icedtea already being patched. All of which are "free".


And they aren't Java 5 either.

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RE[4]: Wow. A rare gem.
by Panajev on Wed 20th May 2009 07:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow. A rare gem."
Panajev Member since:
2008-01-09

and... the part about upgrading to Java 6 being in total control of Apple?

Really, Apple should have had this bug fixed long ago and it is not a case of world vs Apple/Apple fans... bah...

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