Last Tuesday computer business Apple announced a security update that fixed 26 different vulnerabilities associated with Mac OS X and its accompanying applications. While Apple does not rank its vulnerability patches like Microsoft, 17 of the flaws were reported to be capable of letting a hacker remotely implement code. Computer business Microsoft and others typically rank this type of vulnerability as “critical.”
The bulletin that joined the 2006-004 computer Mac update stated that seven of the bugs had affected the “ImageIO” module, four the AFP server and two the “dyld” and “gunzip” aspects. The remaining vulnerabilities spread through Mac OS X areas such as “fetchmail” and “telnet.” A non-critical and unrelated update to Bluetooth that increased the auto-generated passkey attached to the setup assistant from six to eight characters was also part of the recent computer business’ update.
Mac OS X 10.3.9 updates, either client or server and Mac OS X 10.4.7 client updates for PowerPC and Intel machines can be downloaded from the Apple support site. These patches can also be obtained through Mac’s automated built-in software update feature.
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