Where'd you get the Java from?
Oracle or Apple?
I opened Illustrator CS3
An allert box asked me yo download and istall JAVA SE 6
I clicked the istall button inside the alert
It turned into a progress bar
after that Illlustrator is working fine
I asked because after I upgraded to Mavericks, NONE of my CS6 apps would open till I installed Java 6, but....
When I downloaded it from Oracle, it didn't help. I had to get the Apple Java update here: http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572 before anything would work right.