The last time Apple updated Java was in early September, when it fixed flaws Oracle had addressed weeks earlier with an emergency update that aimed to squash aggressive and widespread attacks exploiting a vulnerability.
Users running Java 6 and earlier can grab the update for their version of OS X by triggering Software Update from the Apple menu. Java 7 can be updated by downloading the new version, Java SE Runtime Environment 7u9, from Oracle's website.
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