Apple released earlier this week a Security Update (2004-10-27) for systems running MacOS X version 10.3. According to ComputerWorld
, the patch that was also made available through the Software Update system preference pane delivers "a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users":
The release includes an updated version of Apple Remote Desktop v1.2.4 running on Mac OS X v10.3. The problem only affects Macs running Mac OS X v10.3 and Apple Remote Desktop v1.2.4, where:
* A user on the client system has been enabled with the Open and quit applications privilege;
* The username and password of the Apple Remote Desktop user is known;
* Fast user switching has been enabled;
* A user is logged in, and loginwindow is active via Fast User Switching.