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Apple Java security update for CVE-2013-2429

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
8 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) April 17, 2013 April 22, 2013 December 12, 2013

Description

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 17 and earlier, 6 Update 43 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 41 and earlier; and OpenJDK 6 and 7; allows remote attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to ImageIO. NOTE: the previous information is from the April 2013 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from another vendor that this issue is related to "JPEGImageWriter state corruption" when using native code, which triggers memory corruption.

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References

Solution

Upgrade to Apple Java version 1.6.0.45

Upgrade your copy of Apple Java to 1.6.0.45 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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