Apple iPhone OS 3.0 update plugs 46 security holes

Apple's latest iPhone OS 3.0 software updates includes patches for multiple vulnerabilities, some with serious security implications.

Apple's latest iPhone OS 3.0 software updates includes patches for multiple vulnerabilities, some with serious security implications.

The update, which is only available for download via iTunes, covers a total of 46 documented vulnerabilities, including several that allows malicious code execution if a user simply visits a rigged Web site or views a manipulated image.

According to an Apple advisory, the most serious vulnerabilities were fixed in CoreGraphics, ImageIO, Mail, Safari and WebKit.

The update also fixes security problems in IPSec, libxml, the MPEG-4 Video Codec, Profiles and Telephony.

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