September 23, 2005 1:48 PM PDT

Apple plugs 'critical' holes in OS X

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Apple Computer released 10 security fixes to address Mac OS X flaws that security experts described as "critical."

Apple issued the patches, available through its Web site, Thursday. The flaws affect versions 10.3.9 and 10.4.2 of the Mac OS X operating system, as well as related server software.

Symantec and the French Security Incident Response Team both said the vulnerabilities are serious and that the need to patch them is urgent. However, no exploits for them have been reported, Symantec noted in an alert sent to members of its DeepSight service Friday.

The flaws expose affected machines to remote attack using arbitrary commands and e-mail interception, according to Apple's bulletin. Certain vulnerabilities could also be exploited for a denial-of-service attack, FrSirt said in an online advisory.

Apple declined to comment on the security patches Friday.

The company has previously released patches for these Mac OS X versions. In one of its bigger security updates, the company last month unloaded fixes for 44 flaws. Last May, it released an update for 20 vulnerabilities, and in March, it distributed an update for a dozen security bugs.

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C'est Francais !
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Again, Apple finds its flaws before the "security experts" do
This is increasingly funny: Apple issues a patch, security companies look at the readme and issue an "advisory," then send a press release to Cnet, who writes about the now-pretty-much-dead issue.

I can't believe people make money at this.
Posted by M C (598 comments )
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Thats CNet for you
If it isn't old news, its misinformation!
Posted by Peej2K (40 comments )
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Perhaps
But Microsoft get attacked for old versions of Windows as well so it kind of evens out. I am curious though how many people will rush to use this update since the last one broke software.
Posted by Andrew J Glina (1673 comments )
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LMAO
You are so damn right on, I still can't stop laughing. Really, this article came out on Sep.23 (a Friday, THE Friday), and the writer even had the nerve to post this obtuse sentence:

"Apple declined to comment on the security patches Friday."

Maybe I am laughing so hard because the reality of it all is so fuc--ng frightening. Is this the measure of reporting and news worthiness we are to continue to expect!?? What we see here is merely a reflection of state of affairs. Damn.
Posted by Thomas, David (1947 comments )
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Again, Apple finds its flaws before the "security experts" do
This is increasingly funny: Apple issues a patch, security companies look at the readme and issue an "advisory," then send a press release to Cnet, who writes about the now-pretty-much-dead issue.

I can't believe people make money at this.
Posted by M C (598 comments )
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Thats CNet for you
If it isn't old news, its misinformation!
Posted by Peej2K (40 comments )
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Perhaps
But Microsoft get attacked for old versions of Windows as well so it kind of evens out. I am curious though how many people will rush to use this update since the last one broke software.
Posted by Andrew J Glina (1673 comments )
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LMAO
You are so damn right on, I still can't stop laughing. Really, this article came out on Sep.23 (a Friday, THE Friday), and the writer even had the nerve to post this obtuse sentence:

"Apple declined to comment on the security patches Friday."

Maybe I am laughing so hard because the reality of it all is so fuc--ng frightening. Is this the measure of reporting and news worthiness we are to continue to expect!?? What we see here is merely a reflection of state of affairs. Damn.
Posted by Thomas, David (1947 comments )
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myriad
CNET could not resist "myriad"=countless ...in this
artical....something tells me that some at CNET really does
dislike ..steve and da gang.......when it comes to bill and da
gang...all they do is try to copy/steel from steve and da gang..
etc....never have i seen CNET REALY give microsoft the elbow that it
does its rivals...not that there is many......IS IT ME?
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I hate it when I see this.
Too Many Typos
Posted by Microbreak (61 comments )
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myriad
CNET could not resist "myriad"=countless ...in this
artical....something tells me that some at CNET really does
dislike ..steve and da gang.......when it comes to bill and da
gang...all they do is try to copy/steel from steve and da gang..
etc....never have i seen CNET REALY give microsoft the elbow that it
does its rivals...not that there is many......IS IT ME?
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I hate it when I see this.
Too Many Typos
Posted by Microbreak (61 comments )
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Yawn, more of CNET worthless crap
N/M
Posted by thomcarl (72 comments )
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Yawn, more of CNET worthless crap
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