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Apple Updates Java, Backdates Flash

Apple Thursday shipped an update to plug a slew of critical security holes in its version of Java for Leopard systems (OS X 10.5). In other Apple patch news, it appears those who have updated to the latest version of OS X -- 10.6/Snow Leopard -- received an insecure version of the Adobe Flash player.

The Java update brings Mac's version of Java to 10.5 Update 5, and fixes at least 16 security flaws in the program. Users can grab the patch through Software Update or directly from Apple Software Downloads.

Mac users who have upgraded to Snow Leopard should be aware that the current version of the installation disc comes with an outdated version of Flash -- version Snow Leopard users can upgrade to the latest version -- -- by visiting the Flash Player Download Center.

By Brian Krebs  |  September 3, 2009; 2:51 PM ET
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  
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If you buy a piece of software off-the-shelf, you should expect updates to be available for it as soon as you get home and install it.

Posted by: bmac4 | September 3, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

This is a bit off the subject, but why is an a political ad for Creigh Deeds appearing on your RSS feed? I'd ask the same question if it was for his opponent.

Posted by: chernobill | September 3, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

@ chernobill: Somebody has to pay the bills around here. Better Mr. Deeds than some scareware vendor. These ads rotate in and out. Right now, I see Northrop Grumman ads. Refresh the page and maybe McDonnell will appear.

Posted by: peterpallesen | September 4, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

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