Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Apple OS X security update for version 10.5 (Leopard)

Apple has released a security update for an older version of OS X, version 10.5 AKA Leopard, which is a "must install" for users with that version.  If you are running Leopard* you should update IMMEDIATELY.

Note that while Apple claims to disable "old versions of Flash" in their current update set, this is not completely true. They do NOT check to see if you are running the latest version, version They only disable Flash you if you are running version or older, but there are many versions of Flash between 10.1.x and the current 11.2.x version. This is NOT a complete fix IMHO. If you are running Leopard, please apply this security update from Apple AND update your Flash Player manually from Adobe's website.

About the security content of Leopard Security Update 2012-003
Available for: Mac OS X v10.5 to 10.5.8 Intel

Impact: Out-of-date versions of Adobe Flash Player are disabled

Description: This update disables Adobe Flash Player if it is older than by moving its files to a new directory. This update presents the option to install an updated version of Flash Player from the Adobe website.

Apple releases Leopard update, Flashback removal tool | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Apple has released a security update for Leopard, the first in quite a while, as well as a Flashback removal tool for that version of the OS.

According to Apple, Leopard Security Update 2012-003 "disables versions of Adobe Flash Player that do not include the latest security updates and provides the option to get the current version from Adobe's website."

Also, the Flashback Removal Security Update "removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If the Flashback malware is found, a dialog will notify you that malware was removed. In some cases, the update may need to restart your computer in order to completely remove the Flashback malware."

Grab them both to secure your Leopard machine.

* To determine what version of OS X you are running, follow the instructions on this page: How do I find my operating system (OS) version?

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