Apple Patches Tiger, Rolls Out Leopard Update

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It was the eleventh update for Tiger. Apple also released patches for its Safari for Windows browser.

Mac OS 10.5.1, for both Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.5 Server, fixes three vulnerabilities in the application firewall. Apple also updated many features in Leopard including: resolving an issue with saving passwords for wireless networks; a potential data-loss issue when moving files across partitions in the Finder; formatting issues with Time Machine backup software; and mproving iCal alarm reliability.

The Safari 3 Beta Update 3.0.4 patched eight vulnerabilities in the Beta Safari for Windows browser, one of which could have allowed for remote code execution. Many are cross-site scripting vulnerabilities which identity thieves take advantage of to steal user names as passwords.

Apple's Tiger update, Mac OS X v10.4.11 and Security Update 2007-008, patched 41 vulnerabilities to the operating system, 15 of which allowed for arbitrary code execution, Apple-speak for attacks that could render Macs compromised. Others fixed vulnerabilities that could have let outsiders steal information from the hard drive, crash applications or threaten the DNS cache.

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The update also included a patch for a flaw in the Flash Player plug-in that could have allowed hackers to execute malicious code on Macs.

Apple is not expected to issue another Tiger update.