Apple Mega-patch Fixes 22 Flaws

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:21 am

Apple Computer has shipped a monster security update to correct a total of 22 vulnerabilities in its Mac OS X operating system.

The Cupertino, Calif, company’s patch batch includes a fix for a critical Wi-Fi flaw affecting eMac, iBook, iMac, PowerBook G3, PowerBook G4 and Power Mac G4 systems.

The Wi-Fi flaw, first exposed at the beginning of the Month of Kernel Bugs project, was discovered and reported by Metasploit’s HD Moore.

Apple confirmed that the issue is a heap buffer overflow that exists in the AirPort wireless driver’s handling of probe response frames.

Source: eWeek


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