In July, Apple released an unusually prompt update for Java for Mac OS X, just one day after Oracle updated Java SE 6.
Apple wasn't quite so quick this time, releasing Java for OS X 2012-005 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10 almost a week after Oracle's update.
But since the patch is for a "security-in-depth" issue, a little less urgency can be forgiven.
The Mac Java updates apply to Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion, and may be obtained via Software Update or from Apple's web site.
Those who have installed Java 7 for OS X will need to obtain updates from Oracle, as Java 7 is not supported by Apple and the auto-update feature of Java 7 has yet to reach the OS X version.
Oracle has yet to release an update to fix a security flaw in the recently released Java 7 Update 7.