Apple has pushed out several security updates this week starting with the Safari browser. Now, the company has issued record-breaking security update to patch nearly 90 vulnerabilities in both its own code and the third-party applications it bundles with its Tiger and Leopard operating systems.

About half of the vulnerabilities repaired by Apple are in open-source applications, including Apache, Clam AV, MIT Kerberos 5, and PHP. The other half were found in Apple applications or components. While Apple doesn't characterize the vulnerabilities by severity, a significant number of them could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Security Update 2008-002 can be downloaded automatically by way of Appleā€™s Software Update tool or manually from the Apple Downloads site. Depending on the version, the update runs between 50MB and 108MB in size.