[ISN] Apple delivers record monster security update

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:32:30 -0600 (CST)

By Gregg Keizer
March 29, 2010

Apple today patched 92 vulnerabilities, a third of them critical, in a 
record update to its Leopard and Snow Leopard operating systems.

Security Update 2010-002 plugged 92 holes in the client and server 
editions of Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.6, breaking a record that has 
stood since March 2008. The update dwarfed any released last year, when 
Apple's largest patched 67 vulnerabilities.

"The sheer number, it's almost so daunting that you don't even want to 
look," said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle 
Network Security.

Today's security roll-up fixed flaws in 42 different applications or 
operating system components in Mac OS X, from AppKit and Application 
Firewall to unzip and X11, the Mac's version of the X Window System.


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