Apple updates Mac OS to squash bugs

by admin June 28, 2006 at 4:31 am

Apple Computer on Tuesday in the US released an update for its Mac OS X that repairs several security flaws and includes feature updates.

The update, Mac OS X 10.4.7, fixes four security vulnerabilities, Symantec said in an alert sent to customers. “These issues can be exploited to cause denial-of-service conditions, gain access to sensitive information, and execute code,” it said.

The security flaws lie in various components of Mac OS X, Symantec said. There is no known attack code for the vulnerabilities, the company said, indicating that there is no threat imminent to Mac users.

An Apple representative did not immediately return calls seeking comment on the security issues. The Cupertino, California-based company also had not published any security fix information on its security Web site as of Tuesday late afternoon (Wednesday AEST). Apple’s last security update was last in May, addressing bugs in Mac OS X and QuickTime.

Aside from the security fixes, Mac OS X 10.4.7 delivers some improvements and repairs a few issues related to Mail, Finder and iChat, among other things, according to a posting on Apple’s support Web site.

Read more: ZDNet Australia