Time for Apple Mac OS X updates again



From the look of it Apple has released a bunch of updates for OS X. A number of security issues are detailed. As always, SANS has some good details and links to more info on each of the ~13 issues. Many of them are legacy bugs if you will from older *nix-based systems. This is as good a time as any for the now familiar lesson – NO operating system is invulnerable, you must keep any software install updated with current security patches.


By Brian Krebs count there are 26 distinct security issues covered. I haven’t waded through the dirty details, but whether it’s 13 or 26 is a moot point – update!

The most severe of these could allow for a remote compromise of a system just by visiting a malicious site with a specially crafted image.

Ok – Mac users- get updating.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Multiple Apple updates as Mac goes to version 10.4.8 Apple is fixing 15 security flaws with the 10.4.8 version upgrade of Mac OS X. (There is a second update as well.... Security Update 2006-006). In typical fashion there are a bundle of issues in these updates. Several address remotely exploitable vulnerabilities. According to Incidents.org 10.4.8 addresses the following.... -......
  • The biggest computer security vulnerability ever I talk quite a bit about computer viruses and computer security on this site. It's probably one of the bigger problems that I grapple with for my customers. Today I'm going to talk about the biggest computer security vulnerability there is. In fact, this is a general security vulnerability. It......
  • Different attitudes towards upgrading and developing software So many times, even in the last few days, I have talked about keeping software up-to-date. For many people that means upgrading to the latest version of windows as soon as it comes out, or Office, or well... fill in the blank. It's a vicious cycle when you think about......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Determining the Best Age to Start Social Security Many baby boomers are in the home stretch toward retirement and thinking about what will be the best age for them to claim Social Security retirement benefits.  I have already written about this issue from several different angles but I thought it would make sense to pull all of that......
  • Lake Amador Lake Amador is located in: Ione, CA Phone: (209) 274-4739 About the Lake: With 14 miles of shoreline and approximately 425 surface acres, Lake Amador offers boaters a terrific opportunity for some peace and quiet as well as terrific fishing opportunities. Jet skis and water skiing are not allowed on......
  • Black Hat Uplink USA ======================== Black Hat Uplink USA http://links.covertchannel.blackhat.com/ctt?kn=11&m=35641702&r=NTY3NjM1ODEzNQS2&b=2&j=Nzg1MTA2MjQS1&mt=1&rt=0 ======================== Attend the most the important security event of the year - from your desktop! Two Days Left to Register: Get 50% Off (Save $200). Have you had a chance to experience Black Hat in person? Are you curious to see what a "live"......
PDF24    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site