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Apple Java security update for CVE-2013-0434

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) February 01, 2013 February 03, 2013 December 12, 2013

Description

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 through Update 11, 6 through Update 38, 5.0 through Update 38, and 1.4.2_40 and earlier, and OpenJDK 6 and 7, allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality via vectors related to JAXP. NOTE: the previous information is from the February 2013 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from another vendor that this issue is related to the public declaration of the loadPropertyFile method in the JAXP FuncSystemProperty class, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information.

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References

Solution

Upgrade to Apple Java version 1.6.0.41

Upgrade your copy of Apple Java to 1.6.0.41 by selecting 'Software Update' from the Apple menu, or by using the softwareupdate utility.

Alternatively, Intel-based Macs running OS X 10.7.3 or later may download Java 7 directly from Oracle.

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