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Apple fixes QuickTime, other security flaws

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Mon October 4, 2004

Apple security update

Apple today released a security update to fix issues in file sharing, printing, QuickTime, and its bundled email server (postfix in Mac OS X 10 Server). Apple's Security Update 2004-09-30 "includes the following components: AFP Server, CUPS, NetInfoManager, postfix, and QuickTime." Specifically, the update fixes two Panther-related separate issues with Apple's file sharing protocol used by AFP Server, while recently discovered flaws in CUPS, affecting both Jaguar and Panther users, could allow local disclosure of passwords and a denial of service. Apple's also fixed a bug similar to the one that bit Microsoft last month, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code when decoding the BMP image type (Microsoft's flaw was related to decoding of JPEG graphics.)

Apple noted that "The title of this security update does not match today's date," saying that parts of Cupertino and nearby cities experienced a power blackout late last week, which affected the actual release date.



It is available via the Mac OS X Software Update. are available on the web.




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  1. makesense

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    flaws?

    Vulnerabilities in Windows are called flaws. Is this the same in OSX? Also, I wonder what the 'per capita' vulnerability rates are for Vista, XP and OSX(per capita rate: vulerabilities per installed user population).

  1. Geobunny

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Hope beyond hope...

    I don't suppose there's any chance they sneaked in an update to fix the eject key delay bug for desktops introduced with 10.4.9?

  1. Luke MacWalker

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: Hope beyond hope...

    I think you're right in supposing that they would not "fix" a feature introduced in 10.4.9 to avoid accidental disc ejection...

  1. ronjamin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Eject Delay

    I like the eject delay. Although it might be a good control panel feature for disks: Delay when pressing eject button.

  1. mmmdoughnuts

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Delay

    I wish they would put in a damn delay when using hot corners. This is the most ridiculous annoyance.

    I don't want to see the desktop, I want to log out; I don't want to tile my applications, I want to switch users; I don't want dashboard I want to open something from the dock. Just put a hover feature that I can control the delay.

    The experience is even more annoying to my non-mac friends sitting in front of it for the first time. They have no idea what they just did to get the screen to 'go crazy'.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: flaws

    Also, I wonder what the 'per capita' vulnerability rates are for Vista, XP and OSX(per capita rate: vulerabilities per installed user population).

    Well, I think vista is still running at 0%, as is OS X. My calculator keeps giving me the EEEEEEEEEE when I try to computer the XP rate.

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