Apple recently patched 17 Java vulnerabilities in Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion.

"'Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.6.0_26, 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,' Apple explained in its security update," Infosecurity reports.

"Apple said the update provides 'improved compatibility, security and reliability' for the Mac operating systems," the article states.

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