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….

- connecting to wireless networks using the EAP-FAST protocol
- Apple USB modem reliability
- using OpenType fonts in Microsoft Word
- compatibility with 3rd party USB hubs
- scanner performance
- RAW camera support
- printing documents with Asian language names
- performance of the Translation widget
- broadband network performance

That didn’t sound too bad, but some of the bad issues are lumped in to the 2006-006 security update.

Some of the remotely exploitable vulnerabilities COULD be exploited merely by a user visiting a malicious website that was specially crafted to take advantage of the flaw. Patch away.

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