Apple has pushed an update for Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. This update brings Java on the Mac inline with Windows by bringing Java up to version 1.6.0 update 24.

For those on Mac OS X 10.5 you are being updated to Java 1.5.0_28 or Java 1.6.0_24 depending on which version is installed. If you’re on a Power-PC or 32-bit Intel Machine, you’ll get 1.5.0_28.

The download comes in at 119.83MB, since both versions are packaged together.

If you’re running on a 64-bit Intel machine, you’ll receive version Java 1.6.0_24.

This update clocks in a 78.2 MB. This update fixes 21 security holes. If you want to read about all of those, you can do so by viewing the Oracle release notes.

You can download the update via Software Update or by going directly to the download page.

For OS X 10.5, the download is available at Apple’s Support page. You will need to be on Mac OS X 10.5.8 to download and install the update.

For those on OS X 10.6, your download is available from Apple. You will need to have OS X 10.6.4 or higher to be able to apply the download.

This is a definite recommend for all Mac OS X users. It should not require a reboot.

Article Via Macstories

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