Apple unloads 47 fixes for iPhones, Macs and QuickTime
Monster security patch batch
Apple has issued fixes for more than 47 security bugs in the Mac, iPhone and QuickTime media player, some that allowed attackers to take complete control of the underlying device.
The patches, which were released over a 24-hour period starting Wednesday, fix critical vulnerabilities in a variety software made both by Apple and third parties. OS X components included Alias Manager, CarbonCore, ClamAV, ColorSync, and CoreGraphics and Adobe Flash. The updates were available for both the Tiger and Leopard versions of the OS.
An update for the iPhone patched holes in CoreAudio, WebKit and MobileMail, among other things. A third update fixed four vulnerabilities in QuickTime, some of which allowed attackers to hijack a machine by tricking users into opening specially manipulated H.264 and MPEG-4 files.
For the most part, Snow Leopard, Apple's latest and greatest version of Mac OS X, was left out of the security patch love. It received a single fix that updated Flash to the latest, most secure, version. As previously reported, the new OS shipped with a version of the media player that left users susceptible to attack.
Snow Leopard was also updated to fix a host of non-security issues, including a vexing problem that prevented some users from being able to use the Mac's automatic feature for adding printers.
Fanbois, fail and 'tard
Can we all agree to stop using these?
They were never very witty, and now they're just sad and dated.
Oh FFS B-9
Change your 'nym to BS or take a look out of the rose tinted windows of that Ivory tower you occupy, that is of course, if it's a supported app.
@ Michael C
You need to learn something or stop posting this BS. OK, lets examine your FUD.
1) There are Mac Viruses. . .STOP!! No, there are NOT Mac viruses. Name me one Mac virus in the wild.
2) The viruses that CAN infect a mac . . . .Again, NO viruses so let's move on.
3) 1 infected mac . . . You mean the Macs infected with NON-EXISTENT viruses? The rest of this bullet is talking about a trojan. Learn the difference before posting again.
4) MANY MANY of the virus xers out there USE macs. . . STOP again!! This is pure conjecture and you have absolutely no proof of this statement. Please stop making stuff up.
5) Since all (to my knowledge) of the proof of concept viruses . . . Proof of concept viruses are created by anti-virus company in an attempt to scare users into buying their software. Sorry, but there are NO viruses for the Mac in the wild. There may be some day, but there are not now.
6) Easy to fix. . . . I think this is a bit odd to say since there's no precedent for fixing a non-existent virus?
It's not perfect . . This is the first statement you've got right. Macs aren't perfect, just one hell of a lot better than Windows. The rest of your post fell apart when you starting making false statements on your first point.