By Robert McMillan
IDG news service
16 September 2008
Apple has finally released a security update for its Mac OS X operating
system. The patch fixies a critical Internet security flaw that the
company had failed to properly fix in late July.
The Mac OS X v. 10.5.5 security update has, fixed security bugs in
Apple's software as well as several open-source components that ship
with the operating system. In all, more than 25 bugs have been patched.
But the Internet flaw, which has to do with the Domain Name System
(DNS), is the most widely publicised issue.
Apple, like many other operating-system vendors, was forced to patch its
DNS software after security researcher Dan Kaminsky discovered a
fundamental bug in the way this type of software is built.
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