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Alert (TA08-350A)

Apple Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: December 15, 2008 | Last revised: October 19, 2016

Systems Affected

Systems running Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server

Overview

Apple has released Security Update 2008-008 and Mac OS X version 10.5.6 to correct multiple vulnerabilities affecting Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Attackers could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code, gain access to sensitive information, or cause a denial of service.

Description

Apple Security Update 2008-008 and Apple Mac OS X version 10.5.6 address a number of vulnerabilities affecting Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server versions prior to and including 10.4.11 and 10.5.5. The update also addresses vulnerabilities in other vendors' products that ship with Apple Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server.

Impact

The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. Potential consequences include arbitrary code execution, sensitive information disclosure, denial of service, or privilege escalation.

Solution

Install Apple Security Update 2008-008 or Apple Mac OS X version 10.5.6. These and other updates are available via Software Update or via Apple Downloads.

References

Revisions

  • December 15, 2008: Initial release

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