Oracle has today released an update to Java in the form of Java 7 Update 11, bringing with it fixes for the security vulnerability that was reported last week. The release, available now from the Java website, means that personal computers, including Macs, will be able to have Java re-enabled on them as Apple had originally blocked the Java browser plugin to stop the behavior of the malicious exploit.
Notably, the update also contains a new security level setting in that Oracle has moved the default security level for Java applets to ‘High’ from ‘Medium’. This means that users will now receive notifications if an unsigned application is run, with a view to preventing any future exploits running in the background.
The update is available now, free of charge, from the Java website.