updated 09:45 pm EST, Tue January 18, 2005
Darwin audit finds flaws
A source-code audit of the open-source released by the ImmunitySec says the bugs mostly affect remote systems with multiple users and that since Mac OS X is most often used on the desktop, the flaws will not be overly important on most people's systems. The company originally found the flaws in June, but only published them to a private list of customers and not notify Apple. On Monday it publicized the flaws, which include "a bug in Mac OS X's SearchFS function, several kernel memory overflows and a logic bug in the AT command, which is used to schedule tasks by the operating system."