Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6
Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6
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Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6Update 17

17 October 2013

Java updater for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Overview

Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6.

What's new in Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6

Version Update 17:
  • Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 17 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_65. This update enables per-website control of the Java plug-in within Safari 5.1.9 or later. Please quit any Web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.
  • See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5946 for more details about this update.
  • See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information about the security content of this update.

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44 Reviews of Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6

0.5
Ikoniker
30 June 2011
Version: Update 5

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It is just plain dumb--and annoying--that Apple refuses to spend perhaps an hour of a programmer's time to update its permission database so that these latest JAVA updates don't produce multiple permissions "errors" that are allegedly not really errors. It is as if you bought a new car and the "Service Engine Soon" light were always on, but you were told by the manufacturer to ignore it, that there really was no problem. I want to be able to run "Repair Disk Permissions" and have no "errors" show up if, in fact, there are no errors. Frankly, I expect more of Apple. (And yes, I have told Apple both via email and on the phone what I think of there unwillingness to correct this minor problem.)
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Kobalt
17 October 2013
Version: Update 17
Yes, thanks for theu pdated link to Update 17, MU team!
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Mhor
16 October 2013
Version: Update 16
Apple Java for OS X 10.6 Update 17 is out: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5982 but I did not find a direct download link yet.
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freevito
02 September 2013
Version: Update 16
Today’s news says that there's supposed to be a Java update available, so presumably that would be Update 17. But if there's an Update 17 for Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6, Software Update.app doesn't know about it yet. I just ran Software Update and it reported that all my apps are up to date. Likewise, there’s no Update 17 available (yet) on Apple’s website as of the time of this posting. Running the Java Preferences utilily shows that the most recent version of Java installed on my Mac Pro in Snow Leopard (10.6.8) is Java SE6 v1.6.0_51-b11-456 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available), which was installed with Update 16. So it appears that either the recent update doesn't affect Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6, or Apple hasn't yet released the update.
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Mdewakanton
05 March 2013
Version: Update 14
Actually Update 14 for 10.6.8 updates Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_43 and not 1.6.0_41 (this detail should be corrected also for the update for 10.7 and 10.8).
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Albabe
04 March 2013
Version: Update 13
14 is out for Snow Leopard!
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Macfool
03 February 2013
Version: Update 12
Remember to "Repair Disk Permissions" and check the "Off/On" status in Java Preferences after installing this update. A word to the wise?
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SickTeddyBear
03 February 2013
Version: Update 12
The most important issue that users of Snow Leopard need to be aware of is the fact that Java 6 is almost End Of Life (EOL). That means that there will be no more updates after this month, so any future security vulnerabilities will go unpatched: http://oracle.com/technetwork/java/eol-135779.html I repeat, Java 6 is almost officially dead, and you need a plan to stop using it very soon. What that means is that 10.6 users need to figure out a way to make the leap to Java 7, even though the official installer from Oracle only works with 10.7 and above. Here are some suggestions: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13536667/how-to-install-java-jdk-7-on-snow-leopard
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Dana-Sutton
02 February 2013
Version: Update 12
Since the Dept. of Homeland Security has issued such a strong warning against Java, can anybody tell me why exactly I need Java at all? (I"d like to do my own risk/benefit assessment).
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F451
02 February 2013
Version: Update 12
The update is available. For some wacky reason Apple's links go to the incorrect place unless you come from different links at Apple's own website. Try this page and choose download from here: http://support.apple.com/downloads/
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RogerKatz
02 February 2013
Version: Update 12
The MacUpdate link provides version 11 (not 12)
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Zudo
17 October 2012
Version: Update 11
The link downloads update 10 instead of 11
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Aargl
22 September 2012
Version: Update 10
Anyone tried this one? If I understand well, it forces all browsers to disable java applets, but what if I've already disabled java in all my browsers? (a long time ago, indeed... ;-) Is there any other benefit of installing this? Frankly, I'm more and more doubtful about those and other security updates... (once upon a time, it was only a Microsoft disease! ;-D)
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Macfool
05 September 2012
Version: Update 10
If you had your Java Preferences unchecked (set to off in Utilities/Java Preferences) applying this update will turn them back ON. A word to the wise.
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ianrid
05 September 2012
Version: Update 10
Well, there's your answer -- Apple hasn't give up supporting Snow Leopard. Yet.
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Cowicide
13 June 2012
Version: Update 9
Will this hinder running Java apps that don't run within web browsers in any way? For example, the Android SDK relies on Java to run.
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Cgc
12 June 2012
Version: Update 9
I'm surprised "Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6" doesn't list OS X 10.7.4 as minimum system requirements.
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bbw7
14 April 2012
Version: Update 8
According to PCMag, this latest update will: "Apple's update will also disable the Java plugin on all Web browsers (not just Safari) and turn off applet execution by default. Even if the user manually enables automatic execution of applets via the Java Preferences application, it will automatically be disabled if applets haven't been run within 35 days, according to Apple." http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33087/apple-java-for-mac-os-x-10.6 Not sure I want such a pushy update.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
13 April 2012
Version: Update 8
The link on MacUpdate downloads the previous version of the Java update. Even Apple's web site has some old links. And the pages for the Java updates are still labeled with the old versions. However, the download links on the specific pages download the right versions, though the links on the main download page do not - I downloaded numerous times to figure this out. The right link for Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8 is http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1516/en_US/JavaForMacOSX10.6.dmg.
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Macguruguy
13 April 2012
Version: Update 8
Package opened correctly this time. Everything installed smoothly.
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alas!
13 April 2012
Version: Update 8
Is this really update 8 for OS 6 'cause my download says it's really update 7 for OS 6 and my list of dewnloads in 'Software Updste' says it's updste 7 for OS 6, too. I Already installed update 7 several days ago. Whst's up with this?
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Albabe
12 April 2012
Version: Update 7
New Version 8.0 available.
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Mumug
05 April 2012
Version: Update 7
How can I roll back to previous Java update 6 version? I have something wrong with this update 7 version.
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Derekcurrie
05 April 2012
Version: Update 7
(Similar to my review re: The 10.7 version): INSTALL THIS UPDATE IMMEDIATELY. No excuses. Good: This CRUCIAL Java update patches an active exploit against Macs. Better a late update than never. Java is occasionally useful. Bad: Java is now one of the most INSECURE Internet technologies. If you don't use Java, TURN IT OFF! Oracle and Apple are NOT providing Mac Java updates in a timely manner. This Java update for Mac provides an update that Windows users have had for months. For over a week, there has been an active malware exploit against Mac users with the unpatched version of Java. It is terrific that Apple jumped on this exploit so quickly. However, Apple users MUST be provided with Java patches at the same time as Windows users. Delaying Java patches for Mac users is NOT acceptable. Now for my rant: Java has become a BANE of the Internet. I have turned it OFF. I am sick of the recent Java exploits against Mac users. I don't deal with it. I suggest you turn Java OFF as well, unless you use it regularly. HOW TO TURN OFF JAVA: If you use multiple web browsers (I use six) then the best and simplest way to turn Java OFF is via the Java Preferences app found in your Mac's Utilities folder. Follow these steps: 1) Open the Java Preferences app. 2) Under the 'General' tab, check OFF "Enable applet plug-in and Web Start applications". 3) Quit the Java Preferences app. 4) VERIFY IT'S OFF: Open the Java Preferences app, again. Verify that the "Enable..." checkbox remains OFF. If you find it on again, check the damned thing OFF again. Quit Java Preferences. Verify AGAIN as required. I add this VERIFY step because I personally have seen this checkbox turn on again. If you want to be extra-special certain the box doesn't turn on again, you can go down to the box under the 'General' tab and turn OFF both 64 and 32-bit "Java SE 6", then turn off "Enable". That definitely does the trick. My #2 Rant: SHAME ON ORACLE. That company has RUINED OpenOffice. The LibreOffice branch is now off and running and far superior, leaving the source OpenOffice project irrelevant. Oracle has been just as obtuse with Java, which is now a DETRIMENT to the Internet. Maybe Java will be made open source, at long last. That would help. Perhaps great developers like those on the LibreOffice team will grab it and make Java seriously great. Until then, BEWARE OF JAVA. I fully expect more Java exploit malware to come. (o_0)
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Albabe
04 April 2012
Version: Update 7
Just out of curiosity... (Seriously... I'm not trying to be funny at all). Is there a reason why one Posting is "Apple Java for OS X Lion 2012-001" and the other is "Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7." One is the OS Number, the other is the catchy name (like "Lion."
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Ronl
04 April 2012
Version: Update 7
Pathetic... requirements says Mac OS X 10.6.4 but it won't work on 10.6.7... but it will work on 10.6.8... again pathetic for an update to skip versions like that. Apple really hates Java.
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Mdewakanton
03 April 2012
Version: Update 7
Same as for previous versions: 10.6.4 is said to be required here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1516 but not here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5056 "This release is only for Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later versions of Mac OS X 10.6".
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ac19
11 November 2011
Version: Update 6
I had big problems after the update with the ms sql sqljdbc4.jar driver: it hangs indefinitely. I had to go back to update 5 version. Really sad!
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Hamf
09 November 2011
Version: Update 6
Yes, Minimum requirement is actually Mac OS X 10.6.8 It even says 10.6.4 on their own site
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0.5
Ikoniker
30 June 2011
Version: Update 5
It is just plain dumb--and annoying--that Apple refuses to spend perhaps an hour of a programmer's time to update its permission database so that these latest JAVA updates don't produce multiple permissions "errors" that are allegedly not really errors. It is as if you bought a new car and the "Service Engine Soon" light were always on, but you were told by the manufacturer to ignore it, that there really was no problem. I want to be able to run "Repair Disk Permissions" and have no "errors" show up if, in fact, there are no errors. Frankly, I expect more of Apple. (And yes, I have told Apple both via email and on the phone what I think of there unwillingness to correct this minor problem.)
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Mdewakanton
29 June 2011
Version: Update 5
I think requirements should be corrected: the Apple support page lists 10.6.6 or later, and not 10.6.4. I'm running 10.6.5 and it doesn't show up in Software Update. Actually, this isn't the first time Apple makes some mess about minimum system requirements since the advent of 10.6.6 and App Store.
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momijigari
29 June 2011
Version: Update 5
REAL System Requirement: Mac OS X 10.6.6
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0.5
Ronl
28 June 2011
Version: Update 5
Same as usual... hundreds of irreparable permissions after this update.
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0.5
Eric•Woehler
28 June 2011
Version: Update 5
If anyone has installed this update, does it solve the problem of many (10s) of error messages dealing with irreparable permissions after installation? If so, that would be welcome, otherwise its more of the same screen after screen of irreparable permissions for java files. Who wants to be the guinea pig?
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Daycare
09 March 2011
Version: Update 4
FileMaker Server - DO NOT INSTALL! -> http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7937
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Mr-Blunt
08 March 2011
Version: Update 4
Update went smooth and no hiccups.
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0.5
Tigerandyx9
09 February 2011
Version: Update 3
Same thing... After 6 installs (yes, 6!) of Java after the update to 10.6.6 and running both Onyx and DiskWarrior 4.2, I decided I did not need the aggravation of all these error messages. Moreover, it also interfered with SuperDuper backups. Now running without this Java update and all is OK. Am also concerned that something so junky is put out without, apparently, being well tested.
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Libertyforall1776
23 January 2011
Version: Update 3
Funny, Apple is supposedly done updating Mac Java, but 1.6.0_23 is out from SUN, but they still point you to Apple! http://java.com/en/download/apple_manual.jsp?locale=en&host=java.com Where is the SUN Java update then???!!!!
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1.5
Ronl
07 January 2011
Version: Update 3
Huge number of irreparable permissions after installation. Really concerns me. And who wants to go through Apples huge list of "don't worry about these irreparable permissions" in order to determine that nothing is supposedly wrong.
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Eodtech
22 October 2010
Version: Update 3
Did the update and now there are 2 times more corrections to permissions when I run Disk Utility. What's up with that?
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Imre-Fazekas
05 December 2009
Version: Update 1
This update broke the security certificate files. Do not update if you are using the cacerts file!
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Yesuaini99
04 December 2009
Version: Update 1
If you have the new magic mouse, don't update this one yet. After update, the two finger swipe stopped working on Safari.
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Supermacnerd
04 December 2009
Version: Update 1
I had the same issue when updating with my laptop and almost threw it out the window! I did figure out the fix which was to manually enter in my IP Address which for some reason was just a bunch of numbers and letters. Either way I manually set it back to what it should be then set my DHCP settings back to Auto and all seems to be back to normal. Needless to say it was about an hour of troubleshooting which makes you think twice about downloading these updates...
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Steve K
04 December 2009
Version: Update 1
I made a similar mistake in the past--updating a critical machine while in the middle of an important project. Once. I'll never do it again. I learned my lesson. BIG TIME. I'm sure Apple does its best to to test their updates in order to avoid problems like this, but there could be something different about your system, or, a perfect storm of differences that resulted in the issues you're experiencing. Which is why I never apply an update until the world has had at least a day to troubleshoot for me. Also, if you want to mirror your drive, you should mirror your drive--Time Machine wasn't meant for that. Carbon Copy Cloner does a wonderful job.
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Shock-J
03 December 2009
Version: Update 1
THIS JUST BROKE MY LOCAL WEBSERVER. I CAN'T SEE ANY OF MY DEVELOPMENT SITES! WTF! NOW I HAVE TO WASTE HOURS TRACKING DOWN THE PROBLEM. THANKS APPLE!
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