Apple solves Java bug

Apple solves Java bug

Apple released a patch earlier this week that corrects a vulnerability in its Mac OS X related to the Java language, detected more than six months ago.

THE bug could allow the installation of malware for information theft on computers, while their users surfed the Internet.

The vulnerability was demonstrated, in proof-of-concept, by Landon Fuller, a security researcher, who recently published exploit code on his website, demonstrating how the bug could be exploited.

Apple says that Mac users running OS X 10.4 on their machines should update their systems to Java version 1.5.0_19 or 1.4.2_21.

Users who use OS X 10.5 should upgrade their systems to Java version 1.6.0_13, 1.5.0_19 or 1.4.2_21.