Apple released today an update for Java, for those with Mac OS X versions 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. The update can be accessed by going to System Preferences > Software Update >Update Now.
According to Apple:
- This update configures the Java plug-in to deactivate when no applets are run for an extended period of time. If the previous update named "Java for OS X Lion 2012-004" was not installed on your computer, this update will disable the Java web plug-in immediately. Re-enable Java applets by clicking the region labeled "Inactive plug-in" on a webpage.
- This release updates Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_35.