Apple Releases OS X and Safari Security Updates

Friday, May 11, 2012

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Apple has released critical security updates for OS X and Safari to address several vulnerabilities.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities could allow for an attacker to obtain sensitive information, execute arbitrary code, escalate privileges, conduct a cross-site scripting attack, or cause a denial-of-service (DoS).

According to US-CERT, the update releases include fixes for the following products:

  • Safari 5.1.7 for Mac OS X v10.6.8, Mac OS X Server v10.6.8, OS X Lion Server v10.7.4, OS X Lion v10.7.4, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later
  • OS X Lion v10.7.4 and Security Update 2012-002 for OS X Lion v10.7 to v10.7.3, OS X Lion Server v10.7 to v10.7.3, Mac OS X v10.6.8, Mac OS X Server v10.6.8

For further details on the vulnerabilities, available updates and other mitigation, Apple published the the following articles:

  • OS X Lion v10.7.4 and Security Update 2012-002: HT5281

The updates can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads, the company stated.

Source:  http://www.us-cert.gov/current/#apple_releases_multiple_security_updates3

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