Originally posted on December 20, 2007 @ 12:01 am
Mac laptop users, take note. Apple has recently released a major security update that aims to patch at least 41 vulnerabilities that affect Mac operating system.
The new update — Security Update 2007 – 009 — corrects multiple critical exploits that could let hackers take control of Mac OS X machines (both Tiger and Leopard).
A separate security update was also made available to patch an information disclosure hole in Safari 3 for Windows Beta.
Based on an advisory released by Apple, the drive-by code execution holes are plugged in such utilities/ applications as Address Book, CFNetwork, ColorSync and CUPS. Other holes plugged are those from Core Foundation, Desktop Services, iChat, Launch Services, Mail, Perl, Python, Quick Look, Ruby, Safari (Mac OS X) and Safari RSS.