Apple today released a pair of Java updates targeting users of Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard.
- Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2 (78 MB, Requires Mac OS X 10.6.3)
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_20.
Minor additional information is available in Apple's associated support document. Apple has also documented the security issues fixed with the update.
- Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7 (122 MB, Requires Mac OS X 10.5.8)
Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_24, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_20 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs. J2SE 1.4.2 is no longer being updated to fix bugs or security issues and remains disabled by default in this update.
Apple offers highlighted points of interest on the support document for the release. Details of the security issues addressed in the update are also available.