Apple Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities
- Apple Mac OS X version 10.3.x and 10.4.x
- Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.3.x and 10.4.x
Apple has released Security Update 2007-004 to correct multiple vulnerabilities affecting Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. The most serious of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Attackers may take advantage of the less serious vulnerabilities to bypass security restrictions or cause a denial of service.
Several of the fixes included in this update address vulnerabilities in products from other vendors that ship with Apple OS X or OS X Server. These products include
- GNU Tar
- MIT Kerberos
Apple Security Update 2007-004 addresses vulnerabilities for versions 10.3.9 and 10.4.9.
The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. Potential consequences include remote execution of arbitrary code or commands, bypass of security restrictions, and denial of service.
Install updates from Apple
- Vulnerability notes for Apple Security Update 2007-004 - http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=apple_2007-004
- About the Security Update 2007-004 - http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305391
- Mac OS X: Updating your software - http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106704
- Apple downloads - http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/
- Tar - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) - http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/
- Kerberos: The Network Authentication Protocol - http://web.mit.edu/Kerberos/
April 19, 2007: Initial release