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ESB-2012.0368 - [Mac][OSX] Java: Reduced security - Remote with user interaction

Date: 13 April 2012
References: ESB-2012.0339  ESB-2012.0470  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2012.0368
        Java for OS X 2012-003 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8
                               13 April 2012

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Java
Publisher:         Apple
Operating System:  Mac OS X
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Reference:         ESB-2012.0339

Original Bulletin: 
   http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5242

Comment: As a security hardening measure, the Java browser plugin and Java Web 
         Start are deactivated if they are unused for 35 days.
         
         A malware removal tool is included in this update that will remove the 
         most common variants of the Flashback malware.

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APPLE-SA-2012-04-12-1 Java for OS X 2012-003 and
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8

Java for OS X 2012-003 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8 is now
available and addresses the following:

Java
Available for:  OS X Lion v10.7.3, OS X Lion Server v10.7.3
Impact:  The Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated
if they remain unused for 35 days
Description:  As a security hardening measure, the Java browser
plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they are unused for 35
days. Installing this update will automatically deactivate the Java
browser plugin and Java Web Start. Users may re-enable Java if they
encounter Java applets on a web page or Java Web Start applications.
Further information is available at
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5242

Java
Available for:  Mac OS X v10.6.8, Mac OS X Server v10.6.8,
OS X Lion v10.7.3, OS X Lion Server v10.7.3
Impact:  A Flashback malware removal tool will be run
Description:  This update runs a malware removal tool that will
remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If the
Flashback malware is found, it presents a dialog notifying the user
that malware was removed. There is no indication to the user if
malware is not found.

Note: These updates include the security content from Java for
OS X 2012-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7.


Java for OS X 2012-003 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8
may be obtained from the Software Update pane in System Preferences,
or Apple's Software Downloads web site:
http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

For Mac OS X v10.6 systems
The download file is named: JavaForMacOSX10.6.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: e1da5dc40607eef88bff66a43ba5cdf6ac570225

For OS X Lion systems
The download file is named: JavaForOSX.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 4e6fce49e9a3e07533398af8d8b0327136feead5

Information will also be posted to the Apple Security Updates
web site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

This message is signed with Apple's Product Security PGP key,
and details are available at:
https://www.apple.com/support/security/pgp/

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