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Apple releases security updates for Tiger, Leopard systems

updated 06:30 pm EDT, Thu September 10, 2009

Long list of vulnerabilities addressed

Apple on Thursday released security updates for Mac OS X v10.5.8 and v10.4.11, including the standard and Server editions. The updates resolve a variety of security vulnerabilities relating to maliciously crafted alias files, resource forks, image files, PDFs, scheduler requests and PixarFilm files, among others.

ClamAV has been updated to v0.95.2, which addresses a number of security issues with the previous version, while PHP has been update from v5.2.8 to v5.2.10. Internet-specific security patches involve changes to CoreGraphics, Uniform Type Identifiers, Wiki Server characters and handling of .fileloc files.

Apple also integrates the latest version of Adobe's Flash Player plug-in. The company was criticized for including an older version of the plug-in with Snow Leopard, although the issue has been addressed with the release of OS X 10.6.1.

The Leopard and Tiger security updates can be downloaded from Apple's support page or via Software Update. File sizes range from 77MB to 206MB depending on the specific version.




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  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Wow

    Only two weeks and already a bug fix??? MS would get killed for doing something like this...

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Don't be daft

    What, Microsoft would get killed for actually releasing a bug fix instead of waiting until there was a widely distributed exploit in the field?

    Microsoft gets routinely criticized for holding off releasing fixes. To have them jump the gun would be refreshing.

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