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Sofware update says everything is up to date, however Java Preferences says it's running Version 6 Update 29.

The Java website says there is a newer version: Version 6 Update 31 with critical security fixes.

Is there any way I can update this or do I have to sit around and wait for Apple to release this through software update? It is a critical security fix isn't it?

Thanks! :)

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From Oracle Java downloads:

Apple supplies their own version of Java. Use the Software Update feature (available on the Apple menu) to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java for your Mac.

I seriously recommend not to use any other way, but OS X Software Update.

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That kind of sucks, Apple doesn't seem the least bit concerned about releasing Java updates :( – Alex Feb 16 '12 at 21:35
I'm picking this answer as there's really no other reliable way to go about this. That said, they did just update today, horray! :) – Alex Apr 3 '12 at 20:39
Java 1.7u4 is now available directly from Oracle. – afragen Apr 28 '12 at 15:08

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