Smile at a Mac user
Subject: General Tech | August 2, 2006 - 09:27 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On this day of the 286, CNet reports 26 Mac OS flaws have just been fixed, including remote code execution vulnerabilites. Add to that the Macbook Pro issues [H] links to, and it's not a good day to be a Mac fanatic.
"Several of the vulnerabilities affect the way in which Mac OS X handles images and the file-sharing
capabilities of the software, according to an Apple security advisory. Other flaws were found and
fixed within components such as Fetchmail, file compression features, and DHCP networking
functionality, Apple said.
The vulnerabilities could enable a variety of attacks, security company Symantec said in an advisory
sent out to customers of its DeepSight intelligence service. "Remote attackers can execute arbitrary
code, trigger denial-of-service conditions, elevate privileges, and disclose potentially sensitive
information," Symantec said."
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- Closed Source Software: The Future of Windows and Linux? @ OSWeekly
- Is Your OS Spying On You? @ OSWeekly
- LG Chocolate VX8500 Phone @ CoolTechZone
- Two Sunbeam
Superior Panel Giveaway @ Overclockers Online
- Mercury plans Cell-based accelerator card @ CNET
- McAfee patches holes in security software @ CNET
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