10.3.9 and Java Glitch
News.com reports on a problem that has hit many Mac OS X 10.3.9 users.
Mac OS X 10.3.9 brought unexpected quits/restarts from Safari as well as standalone Java Applications.
For those who are affected, Apple said the problem can be fixed by reinstalling two earlier security patches: Java 1.4.2 Update 2 and Security Update 2005-002.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company also offered up a test that people can do to see if their systems are affected. Customers should open the terminal program and type "java -version" (without quotes) and then hit return, it said. Computers affected by the issue will get the message "Segmentation fault."
Extensive discussion on the update can be found here.
Apple has also posted a support page on the topic.