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Apple Releases a Bushel of Software Patches

Today turned out to be "Patch Tuesday" after all, only the security updates were released by Apple instead of Microsoft.

Apple issued security updates to plug at least 46 separate security holes in its operating system and other software. The updates are available through Apple's site or via the built-in Software Update feature.

Nearly one-third of the fixes mend flaws outlined in the controversial Month of Kernel Bugs and Month of Apple Bugs projects from November 2006 and January 2007, respectively. Also included was a patch for a serious flaw in Apple's Software Update application.

A number of the patches address third-party applications built for use on Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server systems. Today's bundle fixes at least seven bugs in the MySQL database software, and two flaws in OpenSSH, a tool used to encrypt online communications. Other programs patched in this release include iPhoto, QuickDraw, and Adobe's Flash Player.

By Brian Krebs  |  March 13, 2007; 6:42 PM ET
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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