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For the apple users

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Before you go thinking your systems are invincible and they have no security holes read below. There are some patches you need to install.

National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA07-109A

Apple Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: April 19, 2007

Last revised: --

Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

* Apple Mac OS X version 10.3.x and 10.4.x

* Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.3.x and 10.4.x

These vulnerabilities affect both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Apple

systems.

Overview

Apple has released Security Update 2007-004 to correct multiple

vulnerabilities affecting Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. The most

serious of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to

execute arbitrary code. Attackers may take advantage of the less

serious vulnerabilities to bypass security restrictions or cause a

denial of service.

I. Description

Apple Security Update 2007-004 addresses a number of vulnerabilities

affecting Apple Mac OS X and OS X Server. Further details are

available in the related vulnerability notes.

Several of the fixes included in this update address vulnerabilities

in products from other vendors that ship with Apple OS X or OS X

Server. These products include

* GNU Tar

* MIT Kerberos

Apple Security Update 2007-004 addresses vulnerabilities for versions

10.3.9 and 10.4.9.

II. Impact

The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. Potential consequences

include remote execution of arbitrary code or commands, bypass of

security restrictions, and denial of service.

III. Solution

Install updates from Apple

Install Apple Security Update 2007-004. This and other updates are

available via Apple Update or via Apple Downloads.

IV. References

* Vulnerability notes for Apple Security Update 2007-004 -

<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=apple_2007-004>

* About the Security Update 2007-004 -

<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305391>

* Mac OS X: Updating your software -

<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106704>

* Apple downloads - <http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/>

* Tar - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) -

<http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/>

* Kerberos: The Network Authentication Protocol -

<http://web.mit.edu/Kerberos/>

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I thought Apples didn't get viruses? wink.gif

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There are vulnerabilities in the Apple/Mac OS.

It's just not as much fun to mess with a few computers, relatively speaking, when there are tens of millions of others that can be targeted.

Seems like last time I checked, Apple/Mac was still in the low/mid single-digit percentages of all computers in use.

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Interesting, considering there was a Security update when I turned on the mac this morning.

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