New attacks exploit the Java plug-in as well as simply use Java to run locally when tricking users.
Problems with Oracle's Java 7 runtime may require OS X users to switch back to Java 6, but currently there is no direct means of doing so.
Security restrictions could be compromised in earlier versions of JDK and JRE 6, says vendor Sun.
Adobe Apollo, now called "Air," will soon support Web sites written in non-Adobe formats.
Apple: Runaway applications can shorten battery runtime
Apple is progressively moving away from supporting its in-house developed Java runtime for OS X.
Oracle's newly released Java 7 runtime is relatively painless to install and uninstall.
New versions of Apple's supported Java SE 6 runtime have been made available.
Following its latest updates, more vulnerabilities have been uncovered in Oracle's Java 7 runtime.
Breaking its quarterly update schedule, Oracle has released a new Java runtime that addresses recent security flaws.