Apple plugs 43 security holes

by admin May 15, 2006 at 8:35 am

Slew of patches aim to keep operating system afloat

Apple has released security updates for its OS X operating system and Quicktime media player.

The OS X patch repairs 31 security vulnerabilities in the operating system and bundled applications. The Quicktime update tackles 12 vulnerabilities.

Apple does not provide severity ratings for vulnerabilities in its software, but security website Secunia issued a severity rating of ‘highly critical’ to both the Quicktime and OS X patches.

Such ratings typically indicate that the most severe security hole could allow attackers to execute code, but not before a user has first opened a specially crafted webpage or file.

The OS X update includes fixes for flaws in Apple-developed components including the Safari browser and Mail application.

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