Apple issues Tiger security patches

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Apple issues Tiger security patches

Antony Savvas

Apple has issued patches to fix a number of security holes in the Mac operating system that can potentially allow attackers to remotely take over a system.

The vulnerabilities mainly affect the new Tiger operating system, which was launched this April, and include an opportunity for attackers to cause a buffer overflow and insert their own malicious code.

Another bug allows attackers to access any user file on a Bluetooth short-range wireless-enabled system.

A patch has also been released to fix potential security openings in Tiger’s new Dashboard feature, and one affecting virtual private networking vulnerabilities.

The fixes are now available from the Apple website.


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