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Apple issues massive security update for Mac OS X




Apple issues massive security update for Mac OS X
Apple issues massive security update for Mac OS X



http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=security&articleId=9127939 

By Gregg Keizer
February 12, 2009 
Computerworld

Apple Inc. today issued multiple updates for Mac OS X and Java that 
patched 55 bugs, including one for its Safari Web browser that prompted 
a security researcher to blast the company for a half-hearted approach 
to security.

The updates were the largest released by Apple in nearly a year.

The year's first bug updates from Apple patched 48 security 
vulnerabilities in the company's operating system and its components, 
four in Apple's implementation of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java, two 
non-security flaws it admitted it had introduced with faulty code in Mac 
OS X 10.5.6, and one fix it said was a "proactive security measure." The 
majority of the bugs -- 32 altogether -- were in open-source components 
or software not originally crafted by Apple, as in the case of the 
quartet of Java flaws.

But the Safari vulnerability may be the one most people remember.

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