The Java Embedding Plugin is a utility that allows other web browsers than Apple's Safari to use the most recent versions of Java on Mac OS X. When used together with an updated version of Mozilla's MRJ Plugin Carbon (included in this distribution), the Java Embedding Plugin's functionality is currently available to recent versions of Firefox. Mozilla this week began blocking outdated versions of a Java plug-in in Firefox for some Mac users after calling the threat posed by the Flashback malware 'evident and imminent.' Java+You, Download Today! Java Download » What is Java? » Uninstall About Java. Yesterday I updated Java to 'Version 8 Update 131 (build 1.8.0131-b11)', and I can longer use Java plugins on any version of Firefox, which means I can no longer access the VPN. It was my understanding that The ESR versions of Firefox would continue to support Java. Allowing Java Content on a Website 1. Launch the Firefox web browser. Click or double-click the.
Continuing with our effort to eradicate vulnerable versions of the Java plugin, we are now blocking it for all versions of Mac OS X. We had previously blocked it for old Mac OS X versions because they would not be updated anyway, and we were holding off on updating modern versions because of a bug in the Add-ons Manager that is now fixed in Firefox 12.
All users of Mac OS X 10.6 and above should have already been prompted to install this update. In order to avoid the block, please update immediately using Software Update. If for some reason you need to continue using an old version of the plugin, you can re-enable it in the Add-ons Manager.