Login |  Register




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Apple fixes dozens of holes with OS X security update
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:20 am 
The Lord of Destruction
User avatar
Joined: Mon May 08, 2006 11:51 pm
Posts: 31626
Location: South of Heaven
Favorite Band: Pinkmaiden Rainsabbath Zeppepriest
CNet News/Security wrote:
Apple fixes dozens of holes with OS X security update
by Elinor Mills
February 12, 2009 4:15 PM PST



Apple released a Mac OS X security update on Thursday that contains fixes for more than two dozen vulnerabilities, including one in Safari RSS that could lead to arbitrary code execution and one in Remote Apple Events that could disclose sensitive information.

Also fixed are a vulnerability in AFP Server that could trigger a denial of service and vulnerabilities in Apple Pixlet Video, ClamAV, CoreText, Python, SMB, and X11 that could lead to arbitrary code execution. Another fix closes a hole in Printing that could allow a local user to get system privileges and one in DS Tools that could expose passwords to other local users.

Security Update 2009-001 can be obtained from the Software Update pane in System Preferences or [url=http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/]Apple's Software Downloads Web site.[/url]

Apple also on Thursday released Safari 3.2.2 for Windows, which fixes a vulnerability that could allow execution of arbitrary JavaScript in the local security zone. That update is also on [url=http://www.apple.com/safari/download/]Apple's download site.[/url]


[url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10163217-83.html?tag=nl.e496]Source[/url]


Looks like someone finally wrote a virus or two for Apple products. :wink:

Anyway, the update links are in the article for all our MacFolks. :B


:BB Rotten Apple :P

_________________
"I told you... that we could fly... 'Cause we all have wings... but some of us don't know why..."
~ Michael Hutchens (RIP)


"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans..."
~ John Lennon (RIP)


"Don't get cute... Don't get funny now... It's later than you think..."
~ Greg Kihn


"As we celebrate mediocrity... all the boys upstairs wanna see...
How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

~ Tom Petty


Image

"I think you'd better ask yourself... before you criticize me...
Are you a victim of the System... or the Powers-That-Be?
If there was nothing to gain... would you do it for free?"

~ Sammy Hagar


"I was glad to come... I'll be sad to go... So while I'm here... I'll have me a real good time..."
~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
But I will fear... none of these things... Shelter me, Lord... underneath your wings..."

~ Buddy Miller


"Rock hard... Ride free... All your life..."
~ Rob Halford


Profile  Offline
 
 Post subject: Re: Apple fixes dozens of holes with OS X security update
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:04 am 
Heavy Metal Cyber-Sleuth
User avatar
Joined: Sun May 07, 2006 8:34 am
Posts: 40784
Location: Uranus
Favorite Band: The Electric Mayhem
Facebook: sucks royal ass!
I have a friend that's a Mac user and gets all uppity about it.




I hope he got that virus. :P

_________________
Milk, milk, lemonade,
round the back fudge is made.


Profile  Offline
 
 Post subject: Re: Apple fixes dozens of holes with OS X security update
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:08 am 
The Very Model of a Modern Major General
User avatar
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:41 pm
Posts: 2903
Location: Michigan
Favorite Band: Ghost, Edguy, Rush
Yeah, I have no idea why people feel superior for using an OS with training wheels.

_________________
We're standing here by the abyss, and the world is in flames.


Profile  Offline
 
 Post subject: Re: Apple fixes dozens of holes with OS X security update
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:09 am 
The Lord of Destruction
User avatar
Joined: Mon May 08, 2006 11:51 pm
Posts: 31626
Location: South of Heaven
Favorite Band: Pinkmaiden Rainsabbath Zeppepriest
AVR wrote:
Yeah, I have no idea why people feel superior for using an OS with training wheels.


It's all part of the Geek Renaissance. Somehow people have gotten the idea that being a nerd is cool.

Probably because the kids who used to give wedgies on the school bus are now threatened with assault & battery charges. :?


:BB Street Fighting Man

_________________
"I told you... that we could fly... 'Cause we all have wings... but some of us don't know why..."
~ Michael Hutchens (RIP)


"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans..."
~ John Lennon (RIP)


"Don't get cute... Don't get funny now... It's later than you think..."
~ Greg Kihn


"As we celebrate mediocrity... all the boys upstairs wanna see...
How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

~ Tom Petty


Image

"I think you'd better ask yourself... before you criticize me...
Are you a victim of the System... or the Powers-That-Be?
If there was nothing to gain... would you do it for free?"

~ Sammy Hagar


"I was glad to come... I'll be sad to go... So while I'm here... I'll have me a real good time..."
~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
But I will fear... none of these things... Shelter me, Lord... underneath your wings..."

~ Buddy Miller


"Rock hard... Ride free... All your life..."
~ Rob Halford


Profile  Offline
 
 Post subject: Re: Apple fixes dozens of holes with OS X security update
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:05 am 
The Very Model of a Modern Major General
User avatar
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:41 pm
Posts: 2903
Location: Michigan
Favorite Band: Ghost, Edguy, Rush
RockHard wrote:
AVR wrote:
Yeah, I have no idea why people feel superior for using an OS with training wheels.


It's all part of the Geek Renaissance. Somehow people have gotten the idea that being a nerd is cool.

Probably because the kids who used to give wedgies on the school bus are now threatened with assault & battery charges. :?


:BB Street Fighting Man


Geeks don't use apple, they use linux.

_________________
We're standing here by the abyss, and the world is in flames.


Profile  Offline
 
 Post subject: Re: Apple fixes dozens of holes with OS X security update
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:47 pm 
The Lord of Destruction
User avatar
Joined: Mon May 08, 2006 11:51 pm
Posts: 31626
Location: South of Heaven
Favorite Band: Pinkmaiden Rainsabbath Zeppepriest
AVR wrote:
RockHard wrote:
AVR wrote:
Yeah, I have no idea why people feel superior for using an OS with training wheels.


It's all part of the Geek Renaissance. Somehow people have gotten the idea that being a nerd is cool.

Probably because the kids who used to give wedgies on the school bus are now threatened with assault & battery charges. :?


:BB Street Fighting Man


Geeks don't use apple, they use linux.


Even geeks can't figure out how to use Linux. :P


:BB Bill Gates

_________________
"I told you... that we could fly... 'Cause we all have wings... but some of us don't know why..."
~ Michael Hutchens (RIP)


"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans..."
~ John Lennon (RIP)


"Don't get cute... Don't get funny now... It's later than you think..."
~ Greg Kihn


"As we celebrate mediocrity... all the boys upstairs wanna see...
How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

~ Tom Petty


Image

"I think you'd better ask yourself... before you criticize me...
Are you a victim of the System... or the Powers-That-Be?
If there was nothing to gain... would you do it for free?"

~ Sammy Hagar


"I was glad to come... I'll be sad to go... So while I'm here... I'll have me a real good time..."
~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
But I will fear... none of these things... Shelter me, Lord... underneath your wings..."

~ Buddy Miller


"Rock hard... Ride free... All your life..."
~ Rob Halford


Profile  Offline
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  

Topic Top
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 


Who is online

Rockers browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Panel

Top You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
Jump to:  
 cron
Back to top
Powered by electricity... what were you thinking? © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 80s Metal Server.
We need Beer! Created by the man under the bed