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Trouble In Mac OS X

Security research firm @stake Inc. warns Macintosh users about three security problems with Mac OS X 10.2.8 and previous versions. The first advisory, "Long argv[] Buffer Overflow," warns that an attacker could possibly crash Mac OS X or execute commands. The Systemic Insecure File Permissions advisory states that some apps on vulnerable systems are installed with insecure file permissions and are globally writable. The third vulnerability, Arbitrary File Overwrite via Core Files, could result in sensitive information such as authentication credentials being compromised. An Apple spokesperson says the company is working on a patch, but none was available at press time.

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