Apple Tackles 53 Security Holes in OS X

Apple is updating Mac OS X to patch a slew of security holes in a variety of core OS X features and open source components.

The update to OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” fixes nearly as many vulnerabilities as Apple locked down in its last major Snow Leopard update in November. Addressed in the newest update are vulnerabilities relating to Cocoa spell-checking and image, audio and video handling.

eSecurity Planet has the story.

Apple has released a sweeping patch update for Mac OS X that bumps the OS to 10.6.3 while also offering updates for the older 10.5.8 release of its operating system, as well.

The vulnerabilities range in severity from information disclosure and Denial of Service (DoS) to Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) flaws. Security rating firm Secunia has rated the entire update as “highly critical.”

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:

Apple Fixes 53 Security Vulnerabilities in Mac OS X

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