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Big patch day for Mac OS/Safari

Apple has issued a major security update for Mac OS X and
Safari, plugging 86 holes and vulnerabilities in 30 different applications for
Mac OS, both the "Tiger" and "Leopard" versions. The Safari
browser got a separate set of fixes, covering 13 issues, including a remote
code execution vulnerability.

The patches cover the full array of Apple's products; both
the client and server software and both the Intel and PowerPC versions of the
OS all had their share of fixes.

For example, the open-source ClamAV antivirus scanner
included in Apple's server operating system received nine fixes. There were
also fixes in Leopard's firewall and the Apache server.

Mac users can download the fixes either through Apple's
Software Update tool or manually from the Apple
Downloads
site.

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