US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-260A -- Apple Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

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National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-260A


Apple Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: Sep 16, 2008
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

* Apple Mac OS X versions prior to and including 10.4.11 (Tiger) and
10.5.4 (Leopard)
* Apple Mac OS X Server versions prior to and including 10.4.11 (Tiger)
and 10.5.4 (Leopard)


Overview

Apple has released Security Update 2008-006 and Mac OS X version 10.5.5 to
correct multiple vulnerabilities affecting Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X
Server. Attackers could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary
code, gain access to sensitive information, or cause a denial of service.


I. Description

Apple Security Update 2008-006 and Apple Mac OS X version 10.5.5 address a
number of vulnerabilities affecting Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server
versions prior to and including 10.4.11 and 10.5.4. The update also
addresses vulnerabilities in other vendors' products that ship with Apple
Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server.


II. Impact

The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. Potential consequences include
arbitrary code execution, sensitive information disclosure, denial of
service, privilege escalation, or DNS cache poisoning.


III. Solution

Upgrade

Install Apple Security Update 2008-006 or Apple Mac OS X version 10.5.5.
These and other updates are available via Software Update or via Apple
Downloads.


IV. References

* Securing Your Web Browser -
<http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/>

* About the security content of Mac OS X v10.5.5 and Security Update 2008-006 -
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3137>

* Mac OS X: Updating your software -
<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1338?viewlocale=en_US>

* US-CERT Vulnerability Notes for Apple Security Update 2008-006 -
<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=apple_security_update_2008_006>

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<http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-260A.html>
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Revision History

September 16 2008: Initial release

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