MadMAC0 posted at https://discussions.apple.com/message/20107182?ac_cid=tw123456#20107182 that:
Apple has posted (10/22/12) the approved solution for restoring the Java 6 plug-in:
Radiation Mac wrote:
Java by Oracle is now considered by Apple as a severe security risk to OS X, and so their last Update removed it.
Huh? Wow, what FUD is this? The Java Runtime Environment, version 7, is now under Oracle's purview, not Apple's. The only thing removed was the Java Preferences.app. That was replaced by the Java prefPane. Please get your facts straight. Java isn't a severe security risk. Malware has exploited holes, but those have been closed by the latest Java update.