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Marc Monaro Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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Feb 1, 2013 7:22 AM

Hi! Anyone know what's going on with this? All of the sudden all of my 10.6.8 Macs running the 1.6.0_37 version of JAVA SE 6 can't run JAVA?!? On all 3 browsers. Safari (5.1.7), Firefox (18.0.1) and Chrome (24.0.1312.57). We get the blasted 'Inactive Plug-in' error. And when we click on the Inactive Plugin error, it automatically launches Software Update. But there's nothing in Software Update related to JAVA to update?!?! Anyone know what's going on?

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,195 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to Marc Monaro)

    Apple blocked it.

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  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,555 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 9:18 AM (in response to Marc Monaro)

    Don't come crying to us when your Mac get hosed up by the bugs in Java or not having Xprotect allows other malware to attack your Mac.

     

    Personally I gave up on Java years ago and I haven't missed it at all.

     

    Allan

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,195 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    Unfortunately, there are some web sites that still require its use.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,555 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to Lanny)

    I haven't run across one in the last couple of years.

     

    Allan

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,555 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:50 AM (in response to Marc Monaro)

    Because of the security hole in Java, Apple disable it for your protection.

     

    Allan

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,485 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 3:14 PM (in response to Marc Monaro)

    UPDATE:

    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.

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,890 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 3:44 PM (in response to Klaus1)

    Why would you want to.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,235 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 4:56 PM (in response to Klaus1)

    Klaus1 wrote:

    UPDATE:

    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.=

    Not pertinent, since SL can't run Java 7, What Apple did was block Java 6's JavaWebComponentVersionMinimum by adding 1.6.0_37-b06-435 in the list. Seehttps://discussions.apple.com/message/21097168?ac_cid=tw123456#21097168 for details on how to restore Java functionality in SL.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 5:58 PM (in response to Marc Monaro)

    Java 7 updated  for 10.7-10.8

     

    Released Feb 1, 2013,  fixes 50+ security flaws
     
    http://www.esecurityplanet.com/patches/oracle-responds-to-java-security-flaws-wi th-50-fixes.html

     

    Download and install

     
    https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_mac.xml
     

     

    For Java versions 6 and below OS X 10.5-10.6 machines


    Apple supplies their own version of Java. For Mac OS X 10.6 and below, use the Software Update feature available under the Apple menu to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java 6 for your Mac.
     
    https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_6.xml
      


    Java SE 6 End of Public Updates
     
    After February 2013, Oracle will no longer post updates of Java SE 6 to its public download sites. We highly recommend downloading and installing Java 7.

     

     

    If your considering upgrading OS X from 10.6.8 to 10.8 via AppStore to run Java 7

     

    Be forewarned no PowerPC based programs or driver software will run any longer.

     

    Check here BEFORE you upgrade OS X!

     

    http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

     

     

    Alternatives if you must run Java 7

     

    If Apple disabled Java 6 in 10.6, and you can't upgrade OS X to 10.8, then your pretty much done with Java in OS X because Oracle won't issue updates for Java 6 anymore.
     
    However you can install Windows 7 and continue to use Java 7+ there until support for Windows 7 ends in 2020.


    Windows in BootCamp or Virtual Machine?

     

    If your on 10.6, I very highly recommend the free Virtualbox for the virtual machine software as it gets updates, VMFusion and Parallels have moved on with only 10.7+

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,350 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 9:00 PM (in response to Marc Monaro)

    Check Software Update...

    APPLE-SA-2013-02-01-1 Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 12

     

    Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 12 is now available and addresses the

    following:

     

    Java

    Available for:  Mac OS X v10.6.8, Mac OS X Server v10.6.8

    Impact:  Multiple vulnerabilities in Java 1.6.0_37

    Description:  Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.6.0_37, the most serious of which may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user.

    These issues are addressed by updating to Java version 1.6.0_39.

    Further information is available via the Java website at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/releasenotes-136954.html

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,235 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 11:53 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    The link at Apple's download for Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 12 gets redirected to update 11. This is broken and I don't expect any fixes until after the weekend.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
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