Apple Issues OS X Security Patch

By Derek Sooman on
Apple has made security patches for Mac OS X available which helps to deal with seven vulnerabilities in the OS. The security problems in question relate to the Safari browser, the e-mail program, the ColorSync system, and other parts of the OS.

The browser issue is caused by a feature designed to block pop-up windows, according to the Apple advisory. If the feature is not enabled, it is possible that malicious windows can be launched.

With the ColorSync flaw, malformed color profiles can overwrite a program, which could result in arbitrary code execution.

Another issue in the company's e-mail program, Mac Mail, has been addressed so attackers cannot identify information about a user's Ethernet networking hardware.

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