Apple zaps 25 more Mac OS X bugs

Summary:Apple has issued a mega-update with patches for 25 new security vulnerabilities affecting Mac OS X users. This is the fourth update (89th security patch) issued by Apple in 2007.

Apple has issued a mega-update with patches for 25 new security vulnerabilities affecting Mac OS X users.

This is the fourth update (89th security patch) issued by Apple in 2007.

With Security Update 2007-004, Apple continues to roll out fixes for flaws exposed during the MOAB (Month of Apple Bugs) project in January.   Three of the 25 patches deal with MOAB vulnerabilities.

The update also addresses a buffer overflow vulnerability in AirPort that could allow a local user to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. This issue affects eMac, iBook, iMac, PowerBook G3,PowerBook G4, and Power Mac G4 systems equipped with an original AirPort card. 

It also fixes a trio of Kerberos flaws, three login Window holes and various bugs in VideoConference, WebDAV, WebFoundation and URLMount.

Topics: Operating Systems, Apple, Hardware

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