Apple has released two important updates for Safari and Java respectively. The updates, which are available via Software Update, bring a new site-by-site Java support along with other security updates.
The Safari update brings the version up to 6.0.4 and allows you to select on a site-by-site basis to enable, disable or partially allow the Java plug-in access. This is something that many have wanted, me included, given the security challenges of Java but the need for it on particular sites. In my case, disabling Java completely was never an option as I
have to have it on some of the sites for my day job. Now Safari has an option on the Preferences>Security tab that allows you to manage Java on a per-site basis.
For those who are running Snow Leopard, the Safari update takes you to version 5.1.9
Along with the Safari update, Apple has released a Java update along side. This update, Java for OS X 2013-003 (Mountain Lion) and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 15, brings the supported Apple version of Java to the latest version of Java 6 which was released on Tuesday by Oracle.
Both of these updates are available via the Software Update function in OS X and both are free to download. The Safari update is approximately 47MB in size while the Java update weighs in at 67MB.