Apple adds security enhancements to Java 6 in latest update
Apple on Tuesday released a pair of Java SE 6 updates for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion, bringing the usual security, reliability and compatibility improvements to Oracle's software.
In addition to the enhancements, the update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in for those systems which haven't updated since the Java for OS X 2021-006 came out in October of 2012. That update further patched a security breach created by the Flashback trojan, which affected hundreds of thousands of Macs in last year.
About Java for OS X 2013-003
Java for OS X 2013-003 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_45.
On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.