Apple Issues ITunes Security Update
Apple has pushed out another update to fix a security hole in its popular iTunes application that the company says attackers could use to break into or seize control over affected machines just by getting the user to play a specially crafted music file.
ITunes has made the SANS Institute's Top 20 Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilties list several times running, and if the past is any teacher, it is probably a good bet that exploit code will soon be made available for this flaw. So if you use iTunes, download this update.
Apple also rejiggered a patch installer that it released earlier this week to update certain Mac OS X systems to version 10.4.7. Apple said it was reissuing the installer because several key files were missing from the original patch.
The company notes: "Only the package that upgrades a Mac OS X v10.4.6 (Intel) system to Mac OS X v10.4.7 (Intel) is being changed. All other Mac OS X v10.4.7 install packages remain unchanged. The change being made to the install package does not affect the security fixes provided in the package."
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