Wednesday, June 16, 2010

OS X Patch Tuesday: 28 fixes

Apple releases advisory for Mac OS X - Multiple vulnerabilities discovered
Apple released today an advisory for multiple vulnerabilities discovered in Mac OS X. Impacted programs includes CUPS, Desktop Services, Folder Manager, Help Viewer, iChat, ImageIO, Kerberos, libcurl, Network Autorization, Open Directory, Printer Setup, Printing, Ruby, SMB File Server, Squirrelmail, and Wiki Server. Mac users: please download the Mac OS X Server v10.6.4 Update Mac mini (Mid 2010) at Better to patch quickly before an exploit goes outside the wild.

More information for the advisory at
Apple plugs 28 Mac OS X security holes | ZDNet
Apple has shipped another mega Mac OS X patch bundle to fix a total of 28 documented security vulnerabilities affecting the Mac ecosystem.

The update, which includes fixes for the Adobe Flash Player plugin and several open-source components, is rated highly-critical because it exposes Mac OS X users to remote code execution attacks.

In some cases, a hacker could take complete control of an affected machine if a user is lured to a malicious Web site or views a rigged movie file.

Here’s the skinny on the most serious issues fixes in this Security Update 2010-004 / Mac OS X v10.6.4 bundle:

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