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Mac OS X security update for Leopard, Tiger systems

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Wed August 12, 2009

Mac OS X security udpate

Apple has released Security Update 2009-004 for systems running Mac OS X 10.5.8 and v10.4.11, including Server editions. The fix comes just a week after the company's last update which contained a longer list of corrected vulnerabilities. The current update addresses an issue relating to the Domain Naming System server. A remote attacker could potentially create a malicious update message to interrupt the BIND service.

The problem is said to affect servers which are masters for one or more zones. BIND is not enabled by default, although the issue has been corrected by properly rejecting messages containing suspicious messages.

The security update downloads are available through Apple's support page or via Software Update. File sizes range from 130MB to 204MB depending on the operating system.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969



    ...did anyone else crash after installing? I did. I had to relaunch and all seems OK.

  1. kmochjw

    Joined: Dec 1969


    several crashes

    yesterday afternoon I installed this security update. Right after that I had trouble with email which eventually cleared up. This morning, I've had two crashes (that is, the gray shade that comes over the screen and requests that you restart). Anybody else seeing such issues? I have a MacBook Pro 2.2ghz Intel Core2 Duo with 2gb memory and 10.5.8 installed.

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