p2pnet news view | Security:- You know how, according to Macolytes, Apple is the safest thing online?
It last published fixes in May, and now it’s come out with another batch of ‘updates’ —-
—- 58 (count ‘em) to be exact.
“Today’s security update was the sixth from Apple this year, and the second that included patches for Snow Leopard, launched in late August,” says Computerworld, noting the patches included several in the QuickTime media player it’d supposedly “fixed separately in early September”.
“Seems a little large, but really, it’s par for the course for Apple,” the story has Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Network Security, saying.
In May, Apple patched a record 67 vulnerabilities; it addressed 55 in February, 33 in September, and 19 in two separate August updates, says Computerworld, going on »»»
More than half of the vulnerabilities patched today, 32 out of the 58, were accompanied by the phrase “may lead to arbitrary code execution,” which is Apple’s way of saying that a flaw was critical and could be used by attackers to hijack a Mac.
Apple does not assign ratings or severity scores to the bugs it patches, unlike other major software makers, such as Microsoft and Oracle.
“Apple plugged holes in 37 different components of Mac OS X, ranging from AFP Client and the open-source Apache Web server software to CoreGraphics, the Help Viewer and the Spotlight desktop search engine,” the story says.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Computerworld – Apple delivers mammoth update, patches 58 bugs, November, 2009
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