Java for Mac OS X Changelog

New in version 2015-001

July 28th, 2015
  • Installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • This package is exclusively intended for support of legacy software and installs the same deprecated version of Java 6 included in the 2014-001 and 2013-005 releases. Quit any Java applications before installing this update.

New in version 2015-001 Beta (July 9th, 2015)

  • Java for OS X 2015-001 beta installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • This package is exclusively intended for support of legacy software, and installs the same deprecated version of Java 6 included in the 2013-005 release. If you require Java for applets or other non-legacy uses it is recommended you download the latest version of Java from http://java.com.

New in version 2014-001 (May 30th, 2014)

  • Java for OS X 2014-001 includes installation improvements, and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X.

New in version 2013-005 (October 16th, 2013)

  • Delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_65.
  • On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.

New in version 10.6 Update 17 (October 16th, 2013)

  • Delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_65. This update enables per-website control of the Java plug-in within Safari 5.1.9 or later.

New in version 2013-004 (June 19th, 2013)

  • Java for OS X 2013-004 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_51.
  • On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.

New in version 10.6 Update 16 (June 19th, 2013)

  • Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 16 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_51. This update enables website-by-website control of the Java plug-in within Safari 5.1.9 or later.

New in version 2013-003 (April 17th, 2013)

  • Java for OS X 2013-003 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_45.
  • On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.

New in version 2013-002 (March 5th, 2013)

  • Delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_43.
  • On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.

New in version 10.6 Update 14 (March 5th, 2013)

  • Delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_43.
  • On systems that have not already installed Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 9 or later, this update will configure web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate.

New in version 2013-001 (February 20th, 2013)

  • Java for OS X 2013-001 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_41.
  • On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.

New in version 10.6 Update 13 (February 20th, 2013)

  • Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 13 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_41.
  • On systems that have not already installed Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 9 or later, this update will configure web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate.

New in version 10.6 Update 12 (February 2nd, 2013)

  • Delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_39.
  • On systems that have not already installed Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 9 or later, this update will configure web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate.

New in version 10.7 Update 2012-006 (October 17th, 2012)

  • This release updates the Apple-provided system Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_37 and is for OS X versions 10.7 or later.
  • This update uninstalls the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to go download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.

New in version 10.6 Update 11 (October 17th, 2012)

  • Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 11 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_37.
  • On systems that have not already installed Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 9 or later, this update will configure web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate.

New in version 10.6 Update 10 (September 5th, 2012)

  • Delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_35.
  • This update configures web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate.

New in version 10.7 Update 2012-005 (September 5th, 2012)

  • Delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_35.
  • This update configures the Java plug-in to deactivate when no applets are run for an extended period of time. If the prior update named "Java for OS X 2012-004" was not installed, this update will disable the Java web plug-in immediately. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page.

New in version 10.6 Update 9 (June 13th, 2012)

  • Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 9 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_33.
  • This update configures web browsers to not automatically run Java applets. Java applets may be re-enabled by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a web page. If no applets have been run for an extended period of time, the Java web plug-in will deactivate.

New in version 10.7 Update 2012-003 / 10.6 Update 8 (April 13th, 2012)

  • Addresses the following:
  • Impact: The Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they remain unused for 35 days
  • Description: As a security hardening measure, the Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they are unused for 35 days. Installing this update will automatically deactivate the Java browser plugin and Java Web Start. Users may re-enable Java if they encounter Java applets on a web page or Java Web Start applications. Further information is available at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5242
  • Impact: A Flashback malware removal tool will be run
  • Description: This update runs a malware removal tool that will remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If the Flashback malware is found, it presents a dialog notifying the user that malware was removed. There is no indication to the user if malware is not found.

New in version 10.7 Update 2012-002 (April 6th, 2012)

  • Addresses a critical issue we found in Xcode and the Application Loader tool. This new "Java for OS X 2012-002" package is effectively identical to "Java for OS X 2012-001", with the exception of a few symlinks and version numbers.

New in version 10.7 Update 2012-001 / 10.6 Update 7 (April 4th, 2012)

  • Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in Java 1.6.0_29
  • Description: Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.6.0_29, 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_31.

New in version 10.7 Update 1 / 10.6 Update 6 (November 9th, 2011)

  • Impact:
  • Multiple vulnerabilities in Java 1.6.0_26
  • Description:
  • Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.6.0_26, 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_29:
  • CVE-ID, CVE-2011-3389, CVE-2011-3521, CVE-2011-3544, CVE-2011-3545, CVE-2011-3546, CVE-2011-3547, CVE-2011-3548, CVE-2011-3549, CVE-2011-3551, CVE-2011-3552, CVE-2011-3553, CVE-2011-3554, CVE-2011-3556, CVE-2011-3557, CVE-2011-3558, CVE-2011-3560, CVE-2011-3561.

New in version 10.7 (July 20th, 2011)

  • Installs Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_26. OS X Lion does not provide a Java runtime by default.

New in version 10.5 Update 10 (June 29th, 2011)

  • Delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_30, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_26 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs.
  • J2SE 1.4.2 is no longer being updated to fix bugs or security issues and remains disabled by default in this update.
  • Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

New in version 10.6 Update 5 (June 29th, 2011)

  • Delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_26.
  • Please quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.

New in version 10.6 Update 4 (March 9th, 2011)

  • Delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_24.

New in version 10.5 Update 9 (March 9th, 2011)

  • Delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_28, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_24 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs.
  • J2SE 1.4.2 is no longer being updated to fix bugs or security issues and remains disabled by default in this update.

New in version 10.6 Update 3 (October 21st, 2010)

  • delivers improved reliability, security, and compatibility for Java SE 6. Java for Mac.

New in version 10.5 Update 8 (October 21st, 2010)

  • Delivers improved reliability, security, and compatibility for J2SE 5.0 and Java SE 6.

New in version 10.6 Update 2 (May 18th, 2010)

  • Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_20.

New in version 10.5 Update 7 (May 18th, 2010)

  • Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_24, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_20 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs. J2SE 1.4.2 is no longer being updated to fix bugs or security issues and remains disabled by default in this update.

New in version for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1 (December 3rd, 2009)

  • Delivers improved reliability, security, and compatibility for Java SE 6.
  • Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1 supersedes the previous Java for Mac OS X 10.6.
  • This release updates Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_17.
  • This release is only for Mac OS X 10.6.2 or later versions of Mac OS X 10.6.
  • This release of Java SE 6 is available on Intel-based Macs only.

New in version for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 6 (December 3rd, 2009)

  • Delivers improved reliability, security, and compatibility for J2SE 5.0 and Java SE 6.
  • Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 6 supersedes all previous updates of Java for Mac OS X 10.5.
  • This release updates J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_22, and updates Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_17.
  • J2SE 1.4.2 is no longer being updated to fix bugs or security issues and is therefore disabled by default in this update.
  • This release is only for Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later versions of Mac OS X 10.5.
  • This release of J2SE 5.0 supports all Intel and PowerPC-based Macs.
  • Java SE 6 is available on 64-bit Intel-based Macs only.

New in version for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5 (September 3rd, 2009)

  • Delivers improved reliability, security, and compatibility for Java SE 6, J2SE 5.0 and J2SE 1.4.2 on Mac OS X 10.5.8 and later.
  • This release updates Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_15, J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_20, and J2SE 1.4.2 to 1.4.2_22.

New in version for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4 (June 16th, 2009)

  • Delivers improved reliability, security, and compatibility for Java SE 6, J2SE 5.0 and J2SE 1.4.2 on Mac OS X 10.5.7 and later.
  • This release updates Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_13, J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_19, and J2SE 1.4.2 to 1.4.2_21.

New in version for Mac OS X 10.4 Release 9 (June 16th, 2009)

  • Delivers improved reliability, security and compatibility for J2SE 5.0 and J2SE 1.4.2 on Mac OS X 10.4.11 and later.
  • This release updates J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_19 and J2SE 1.4.2 to version 1.4.2_21.

New in version for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 3 (February 13th, 2009)

  • Delivers improvements to the security and compatibility of Java on Mac OS X 10.5.6 and later.

New in version for Mac OS X 10.4 Release 8 (February 13th, 2009)

  • Delivers improvements to the security and compatibility of Java on Mac OS X 10.4.11 and later.