Java 7 Update 45 reportedly addresses 51 security vulnerabilities for systems including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris.
The high majority of things corrected (in fact, all but one) involved flaws hackers could use to remotely exploit systems.
Meanwhile, tech giant Apple has issued its own update for Mac in the form of update 17.
“Multiple vulnerabilities existed in Java 1.6.0_51, the most serious of which may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox. Visiting a web page containing a maliciously crafted untrusted Java applet may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the current user. These issues were addressed by updating to Java version 1.6.0_65,” stated Apple via its update release notes.
If your computer system doesn’t automatically push you to update, you can do so through Java.com. In recent years, hackers have commonly targeted Java as a means to deploy their hacking tactics.