Five patches for the two-day-old, top-of-the-line computer were with the Aug. 1 security upgrade for several Apple machines.
Apple Computer Inc. on Wednesday issued a security update for the Mac Pro, the top-of-the-line Intel Xeon-based system that the company rolled out only two days before.
The fix, dubbed Update 2006-004 for Mac Pro, adds 5 patches included with the Aug. 1 security upgrade for the Cupertino, Calif. company's other systems, to Apple's newest and beefiest client computer.
Two sections of that update -- four patches for the ImageIO component to defend against malicious TIFF files, and one fix for the OpenSSH server -- weren't included with the version of Mac OS X 10.4.7 pre-loaded on the new Mac Pro machines.
"The fixes for these issues were not fully tested in time for the manufacturing of the Mac Pro," said Apple in an online support document, "and [so] are being provided via this security update."
The update can be downloaded from the Apple site, or users can retrieve the patches using their Mac Pro's built-in update function.
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Infographic: The State of DevOps in 2017Is DevOps helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? What's getting in the way of DevOps adoption? Find out in this InformationWeek and Interop ITX infographic on the state of DevOps in 2017.
Digital Transformation Myths & TruthsTransformation is on every IT organization's to-do list, but effectively transforming IT means a major shift in technology as well as business models and culture. In this IT Trend Report, we examine some of the misconceptions of digital transformation and look at steps you can take to succeed technically and culturally.