Apple improved Product Security
On the most up-to-the-minute news broadcasts, latest security patches for the Apple’s well-liked products were already posted on the official website. Both Mac OS X and iTunes were upgraded by the company with the patches created just now. Apple’s two OS Xs were involved in the update intended for fixing security vulnerabilities and these operating systems were the 10.5 Leopard and the 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Separate updates for different OS editions
According to Apple, the said remedy patches will be distributed as part of the company’s security update for the users of Leopard operating system. On the other hand, the rest of the individuals utilizing Snow Leopard to run their computers will receive the OS X 10.6.4 update that contains the security fixes for this more current version of the OS.
Multiple glitches to be fixed with one big update
Apple has been aiming to fix quite a lot of security glitches in both the operating systems and iTunes. About 23 holes, which were found in the operating systems, are targeted by this latest patch. One of the security glitches was classified as something that can permit remote code execution by unknown online crooks. Two other flaws were also determined through thorough examination and these were the elevation of privileges and man-in-the-middle attacks.
Glitches in the applications were present
In addition, this security update is also intended to fix critical flaws in the applications compatible with the Apple OS X. There were threats found in the Flash Player tool of Adobe and the company included the fix for this serious flaws. The said glitches had been the center of discussion of IT experts over the past few weeks and Adobe immediately designed a patch so as to prevent further exploitation of the bug.
Automatic updates are already available
As reported by the company, the users of their products may use the integrated OS X Software Update utility in order to easily get the needed security updates. And for those who installed iTunes in Windows-operated computers may also update their systems for a safer use of the product.
As for the iTunes, the 9.2 update has been designed in such a way that it can address the three flaws of the product that are compatible with different Microsoft operating systems. The operating systems covered by the media player tool update are the following: Windows XP, Vista, and the most up-to-date Windows 7.
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