Apple Java
Apple Java
2017-001

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Apple Java2017-001

01 February 2019

For OS X 10.7 through macOS 10.13.

Overview

Java for macOS 2017-001 installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.10 Yosemite, macOS 10.9 Mavericks, macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion, and macOS 10.7 Lion.

This package is exclusively intended for support of legacy software and installs the same deprecated version of Java 6 included in the 2015-001, 2014-001, and 2013-005 releases.

Quit any Java applications before installing this update.

See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202912 for more details about this update.

See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222 for information about the security content of this update.

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MichaelHaeusler
22 September 2017
Version: 2015-001

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It's working great on El Capitan, but does this still work on Sierra and High Sierra? I have a single application that still needs Apple's legacy Java Runtime 6.
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Jer
31 January 2019
Version: 2017-001
Did I fall into a time portal? Why is the 2017 update showing up dated January 31, 2019?
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echix
04 November 2017
Version: 2017-001
Sorrry, but I can`t find no update to Apple Java 2017-001.
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MichaelHaeusler
22 September 2017
Version: 2015-001
It's working great on El Capitan, but does this still work on Sierra and High Sierra? I have a single application that still needs Apple's legacy Java Runtime 6.
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GeogProf
28 July 2015
Version: 2015-001
There appears to be nothing at all new in this release. What the hell is this for?
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Derekcurrie
27 July 2015
Version: 2015-001
A quick and simple way to DISABLE running JAVA over the Internet (if you have Admin privileges):

1) Go to /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/
2) Remove from this directory everything listed as 'Java'. Yes, that includes Apple's own alias file "JavaAppletPlugin.plugin". I advise that you store these files somewhere, just in case you want to use them later for some odd purpose. I have them in a folder labeled "Internet Plug-ins (disabled)" inside the Library folder.
3) QUIT and restart all your web browsers. Java now cannot run in them over the Internet, which is where Java is particularly dangerous.

There are other Java bits and pieces you could trash. But for the sake of simplicity and the ability to reinstate the Java Plug-In whenever you may want to actually use it on the Internet, I'd leave everything else in place.

NOTE: Running Java applications off the Internet is not typically a problem. Just be sure you run Java apps, off the Internet, from reliable developers. Trojan horse Java applications are possible. So avoid running mysterious Java apps you know nothing about. Check up on their reputation and verify they are NOT Trojans.

Why is Java over the Internet now so dangerous? Thank Oracle, who obtained Java when they bought Sun Microsystems. Oracle specifically BROKE the Java sandbox, allowing Java to interact directly with computer systems. This was the stupidest thing Oracle could do with Java.
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Kihoalu
27 July 2015
Version: 2015-001
There is way too much lame software still running Java online.
I’ve seen job employment service companies (re-trainers) who still rely on it!

Should not leave any good feelings about how they (retrainers) handle other sensitive data, if they can’t get this right!

An under-explained update.
If there was a version later than 6 installed - what GETS installed with this Apple installer?

Does it REALLY overwrite newer versions of Java?

Does it remove any System Pref Panes, or does it roll the references back to Apple Java 6?

What it comes down to, is that most people know very little about what their computers are doing. If the Preference Pane feedback is faulty, the user can be persuaded that something did, or did not get updated!
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HelenaG8531
11 June 2014
Version: 2014-001
What about iPhone and iPad iOS? Are there Java plug-ins there needing to be disabled? Meanwhile, thanks Rick for your earlier answer! Wish I could reply to your reply to say it there!
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HelenaG8531
11 June 2014
Version: 2014-001
I hope you guys can clear this up for me and those I've guided to follow today's NPR news advice to disable Java in all browsers. I did and then found that browsing now isn't working well for most of my visited sites, including FaceBook which plastered a banner across the top explaining that it depending on Java script. So the below comment also confuses me: "Therefore, I and many others (including Derekcurrie at the top of this thread) strongly recommend removing Java if you don’t need it. (And most people don’t need it. According to stats, only 0.1% of websites use Java)." What are we supposed to do: disable Java in our browsers or not?? Thank you so much for clarifying this!
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Derekcurrie
09 June 2014
Version: 2014-001
This Java update from Apple is a bit of a mystery. But if you have OS X 10.7 - 10.9, I'd run the installer. I'd also keep it around in case you want to UN-install Oracle's dangerous Java 7 Internet Plug-in. This installer works the same as the Java 2013-005 Installer. It UN-installs the dangerous Oracle Java 7 Internet Plug-in and provides the most updated version of Java 6 specific to running Java inside OS X (not Internet Java). As far as I or other researchers can determine, Apple never pushed out this version of their Java update to anyone on any version of OS X. Exactly what it is for is a mystery. To this day, there is still NO security document for this update. Apple never emailed out a security announcement about it either. I suspect this is just another example of blundering by Apple's documentation team, which has now become an expectation, they're that poorly organized.
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Volcanus
31 May 2014
Version: 2013-005
This Java is totally outdated. It can't be removed after installation. One can no longer choose which java version to use. This is crap. Java on OS X is totally flawed.
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