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Major security update fixes AFP, CUPS, more

updated 05:15 pm EDT, Tue March 18, 2008

Security Update 2008-002

Apple today unveiled Security Update 2008-002, which provides a number of fixes for several system vulnerabilities found in AFP, CUPS, AppKit, and several other system-level resources. Most of the vulnerabilities revolve around maliciously crafted URLs granting access to system-level privileges, while others allow users to bypass system security. The majority of fixes are for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Tiger Server users, while some apply to the 10.5 Leopard equivalents.

The update also fixes several Denial of Service issues, as well as application termination or unexpected restart/shutdown occurrences. Leopard and Leopard Server authenticated print queues were also addressed, as a certain exploit could lead to a malicious user discovering login information through a vulnerability in communication protocols.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    so...

    Does this mean that 10.3.9 is not affected by any of these issues, or that Apple no longer supports security issues with 10.3.9?

    These are the kind of answers a company serious about growing in the Enterprise has to have published, out front, and for everyone to see....

  1. UmarOMC

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    YEAH!

    What about 10.2 and 10.1!? Where are my System 7 Security updates!?

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