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Apple Java security update for CVE-2013-2444

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) June 18, 2013 June 21, 2013 January 31, 2014

Description

Unspecified vulnerability in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) component in Oracle Java SE 7 Update 21 and earlier, 6 Update 45 and earlier, and 5.0 Update 45 and earlier; JavaFX 2.2.21 and earlier; and OpenJDK 7 allows remote attackers to affect availability via vectors related to AWT. NOTE: the previous information is from the June 2013 CPU. Oracle has not commented on claims from another vendor that this issue does not "properly manage and restrict certain resources related to the processing of fonts," possibly involving temporary files.

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References

Solution

Upgrade to Apple Java version 1.6.0.51

Upgrade your copy of Apple Java to 1.6.0.51 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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