Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Apple patches OS X security flaws

"Included among the patches are repairs to AppKit which prevent malicious users exploiting buffer overflows with carefully crafted .rtf and .doc files, executing malware stored within those files or allowing the coder to add extra user accounts to the system.

In the Safari web browser, forms presented using the XSL format are now correctly submitted, preventing the data being potentially sent to another web site. Safari is now protected against malicious .rtf and .pdf documents too."