HT5367: About Java for OS X 2012-005Learn about About Java for OS X 2012-005
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to Gilles.E)
The Java plugin is blocked for security reasons. You'll have to wait for an update.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to Gilles.E)
Oracle on Friday February 1 released a new version reportedly addressing vulnerabilities seen with the last build.
Apple disabled Java 7 through the OS X XProtect anti-malware system, requiring users to have at least version "1.7.0_10-b19" installed on their Macs. The release dated February 1 carries the designation "1.7.0_13-b20," meeting Apple's requirements.
Oracle "strongly recommends" applying the CPU fixes as soon as possible, saying that the latest Critical Patch Update contains 50 new security fixes across all Jave SE products.