Software // Information Management
05:39 PM
Connect Directly

Apple Updates Security On Leopard, Tiger, And Panther

The download also improves reliability when using VMware's Fusion and synchronization between iPhone and Yahoo address books.

Apple has released a major security update to current and previous versions of its OS X operating system.

Apple on Wednesday released Mac OS X 10.4.11, a 70 Mbyte update for the Tiger version of its operating system that's available through Apple's Software Update program or as a standalone installer.

The update brings Apple's Safari browser to version 3.0, which previously was available to Apple customers who upgraded to Leopard or who sought out and downloaded the software.

It also adds RAW image decoding support for several cameras, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, the Leica V-Lux 1, the Olympus E-400, the Olympus EVOLT E410, the Olympus EVOLT E510, and the Canon EOS 40D.

And the update improves compatibility when using OpenType fonts in QuarkExpress, reliability when using VMware's Fusion, and synchronization between iPhone and Yahoo address books. It also addresses other issues.

Most significantly, the update fixes 41 vulnerabilities, many of which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary -- ie: malicious -- code on the affected system.

The affected software includes the Adobe Flash Player Plug-in, AppleRAID, the Mach Kernel, the Safari Web browser, and other core system components.

Apple has made these fixes available to users of OS X 10.3.9 (Panther) in a separate download.

On Thursday, Apple released an update (10.5.1) for Mac OS X "Leopard," which debuted last month. It includes three fixes to the Application Firewall that could lead network services to be exposed.

Apple also released a security update (3.04) for Safari 3 Beta for Windows XP and Vista on Wednesday. The patch fixes a tabbed browsing flaw that could expose user credentials, several cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, and a buffer overflow bug, among other issues.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
The Agile Archive
The Agile Archive
When it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial Services
IT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on for the week of October 9, 2016. We'll be talking with the editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll