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.

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