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Thursday, 03 August 2006 07:12
Apple Patches 26 Mac OS X Bugs


By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb
9:54 AM EDT Wed. Aug. 02, 2006

Apple Computer on Tuesday released a security update that patched 26 vulnerabilities in the Mac OS X operating system and its bundled applications.

Although Apple doesn't rank its fixes as does Microsoft, 17 of the flaws could allow an attacker to execute code remotely, a condition generally marked as "critical" by other operating system vendors.

According to the bulletin that accompanied the 2006-004 update, seven of the bugs hit the "ImageIO" module, four affected AFP Server, two impacted the "dyld" and "gunzip" components, and the remainder were spread among Mac OS X parts that ranged from "fetchmail" to "telnet." A non-vulnerability update to Bluetooth which increased the auto-generated passkey of the setup assistant from six to eight characters was also included.
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