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Apple Patches More Than 50 Security Holes

Apple last week issued security updates to plug more than 50 security holes in its OS X operating system and other software. The patches, which affect Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5, Java for the Mac and Safari for Windows systems, are available through Apple Downloads or via the company's automatic update program.

Apple's Security Update 2009-001 addresses roughly four dozen security flaws in the operating system and bundled software.

Java Release 8 patches at least four security flaws in Apple's version of Java for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5

Cupertino also fixed a critical vulnerability in its Safari Web browser for Windows XP and VIsta systems. Sarari 3.2.2 for Windows fixes a flaw that Apple said could allow a Web site to run hostile Javascript on the user's system if he or she subscribed to an RSS feed that included a malicious link. Brian Mastenbrook, the researcher Apple credits for reporting this flaw, has an interesting write-up on how he found it, and how it took Apple seven months to fix it. Apple fixed this same RSS vulnerability in the Mac version of Safari in Security Update 2009-001.

By Brian Krebs  |  February 15, 2009; 4:05 PM ET
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So, Mr. Krebs why don't you post my post, I am not the only person peeved or are just another tool for Apple Marketing Machine?
Believe me , I understand your frustration. This QuickTime update has broken every single one of our games for customers who are on 10.4.11.
Apple appears to be wiping their hands of this issue and is refusing to provide a rollback of QuickTime (which is what they have done in the past when there are problems with QuickTime updates). A rollback would at least allow our customers to play their games while we work on patches. At this point, a fix for this is going to be done by Aspyr creating patches for ALL of our games to remedy the issue. This is going to take resources away from current products in development and a considerable amount of money and time to fix a problem we had nothing to do with.
We are exploring our options, and will post a solution on our support site when one is available.

On behalf of our company I sincerely apologize for the wait and hassle.
I wish there was something I could do to help you out more.

Thanks for contacting Aspyr Media.

Posted by: georgethornton1 | February 16, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

@GeorgeThornton -- Forgive me, but what post are you talking about? This is the first I've heard of you.

Posted by: Brian Krebs | February 16, 2009 8:48 PM | Report abuse

I posted a long 'rant': Thats what Apple labeled it. I guess I can I will accept that. Apple pulled it from their Apple support forms with in three minutes.
With this explanation as to why.

Speculation or Rumors
Discussion of Apple Policies, Procedures or Decisions
Non-constructive rants or complaints

Kind regards,
Apple Discussions staff
WHAT! kind regards... Excuse me.... Your 'security' update crashed my system and it's my problem.
Again, Apples refusal to admit any issues or problems with QT 7.6 and 10.4.11. They refused to even view the manufactures web site stating the fact.
So, I posted my 'rant' here, where a message said it was 'being held for moderator approval' and it was never posted.
Great Apple censors me, then the Washington Post censors me. I admit I am not professional writer by any standard. Nor, was this a happy, happy, joy, joy, post. But, it didn't have any of those famous words either.

New to here

Posted by: georgethornton1 | February 16, 2009 11:41 PM | Report abuse

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