On February 1, Apple released Java 6 Update 39 for Snow Leopard users as "Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 12."
Ironically, even though Apple continues to update this third-party component, Apple continues to be negligent in releasing any security updates for its own Safari browser that shipped with Snow Leopard.
Snow Leopard's version of Safari has been stuck at version 5.1.7 since May 9, 2012. This version has been publicly known to be insecure since the release of Safari 6.0 for Lion and Mountain Lion in July 2012.
For more details, see my latest article at The Mac Security Blog:
Apple Releases Java 6u39 for Snow Leopard; Still No Safari Patches
UPDATE 1: On February 19, Apple released Java 6 Update 41 as "Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 13." Still no Safari update for Snow Leopard.
UPDATE 2: On March 4, Apple has released Java 6 Update 43 as "Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 14." Still no Safari update for Snow Leopard.
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