Apple patches 26 bugs

Posted on Thursday, Aug 03 2006 @ 00:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple released a security update on Tuesday that fixes 26 bugs in their Mac OS X operating system and its bundled applications.
Although Apple doesn't rank its fixes as does Microsoft, 17 of the flaws could allow an attacker to execute code remotely, a condition generally marked as "critical" by other operating system vendors.

According to the bulletin that accompanied the 2006-004 update, seven of the bugs hit the "ImageIO" module, four affected AFP Server, two impacted the "dyld" and "gunzip" components, and the remainder were spread among Mac OS X parts that ranged from "fetchmail" to "telnet." A non-vulnerability update to Bluetooth which increased the auto-generated passkey of the setup assistant from six to eight characters was also included.
More info over TechWeb.


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