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Java 7 Update 45 for OS X Lion/Mountain Lion:
(Update: Oracle released Java 7 Update 60 on May 28, 2014.)
(I don't use java but posting as a FYI to those that do need/use it.) After seeing the Java 6 updates today (below), I checked for Java 7 updates -
Oracle's Java 7 dev page (and Java.com) has Java 7 Update 45 (for OS X 10.7.3 or later). Here's the release notes (51 security fixes) and Oracle's Java for Mac FAQ. If you have already installed Java 7 (update 40 was previous version), you can update via System Preferences ->Java Control panel.
   Java updates typically have important security patches but can break some software, so you may want to check with the dev/vendor of any java based software you depend on before updating and check for feedback. (Apple's OS X forums and/or forums for any java software you use. Oracle also has Java Developer forums. And of course always have a Backup.)
  
Java for OS X 2013-005 (Java 6 Update 65 for OS X 10.7/10.8)
(download page linked. Should also be available via SU if java installed)
"About Java for OS X 2013-005 (63.98 MB)
(FYI: On May 29th, 2014 Apple renamed this "Java for OS X 2014-001" with installer 'improvements', I assume related to installing in later OS X versions since the original Oct. 2013 release.)

Java for OS X 2013-005 delivers improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_65.

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.

Please quit any Java applications before installing this update.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5945 for more details about this update.
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 for information on security content of this update.
(Specific articles on the Java updates in today's listing)

SHA1=ce78f9a916b91ec408c933bd0bde5973ca8a2dc4

System Requirements:
- OS X Lion v10.7 or later
- OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 or later"

(I know you're tired of the repeated comments on Java but if you don't need/use it, don't install it.)
  

Java for OS X 10.6 Update 17 (Java 6 Update 65)
(download page linked. Should also be available via SU if java installed)
"About Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 17 (69.54 MB)
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 on security content of this update.
(Specific articles on the Java updates in today's listing)

SHA1=e19782a5ffa5766a7938234defa081d666eb0ae4

System Requirements: Mac OS X v10.6.8 Snow Leopard"


  
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Monday Oct. 14th, 2013 News Archive
  • Setting OS X DVD Player to Output Digital Audio (Surround) vs PCM
  • OS X Mavericks on an Original Mac Pro
  • Way-back Apple: A look at this week 20 years ago
  • The demise of the independent Apple reseller
  • Pixelmator 2.2.2 (release notes)
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Mac Pro: Using ATI Radeon HD 5770 card with Mac Pro released before 2010
    - OS X: "Some features not supported for this disk" appears during install
    - Apple TV: Viewing system information
    - Apple TV: Movies rentals are missing after you update to Apple TV software 6.0
    - iOS: Troubleshooting encrypted backups
    - iOS: Troubleshooting backup issues in iTunes
    - iOS: Configuring advanced network settings in the iOS setup assistant
    - iOS: Understanding multitasking
    - iOS: Using passcodes
    - iTunes Store: Which types of items can I buy in my country?
    - iAd Producer 4.1: iAd Tester does not update when previewed in iOS 6.x Simulator
    - iAd Producer: iBooks Author Widget Tester 1.0.2 doesn't open on iOS 7-based device
  • Other New/Reviews/Tech/OT:
    - Review: Sonos Play:1 Wireless speaker
    - Review: Triad InWall Bronze/4 SlimSub & RackAmp 350 DSP
    - Review: 64GB SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 (Thumb) Flash Drive
    - Review: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Blu-ray)
    - castAR: versatile AR and VR system (Kickstarter Project)
    - Backdoor found in D-Link router firmware code (to be fixed)
    - Yahoo Mail redesign: Key functions removed or broken
    - Peanut butter sniff test confirms Alzheimer's
    - A Trojan Treatment for Parkinson's Disease
    - Review: Pacific Rim (3D/2D Blu-ray)

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