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Alert (TA07-319A)

Apple Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Systems Affected

  • Apple Mac OS X version 10.3.x and 10.4.x
  • Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.3.x and 10.4.x
These vulnerabilities affect both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Apple systems.


Apple has released Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Security Update 2007-008 to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. The most serious of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Attackers may take advantage of the less serious vulnerabilities to bypass security restrictions or cause a denial of service.


Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Security Update 2007-008 address a number of vulnerabilities affecting Apple Mac OS X and OS X Server. Further details are available in the related vulnerability notes.

Several of the fixes included in this update address vulnerabilities in products from other vendors that ship with Apple OS X or OS X Server. These products include

  • BIND
  • bzip2
  • Adobe Flash
  • MIT Kerberos

Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Security Update 2007-008 address vulnerabilities for versions 10.3.x and 10.4.x.


The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. Potential consequences include remote execution of arbitrary code or commands, bypass of security restrictions, and denial of service.


Install updates from Apple

Install Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Apple Security Update 2007-008. This and other updates are available via Apple Update or via Apple Downloads.


Revision History

  • November 15, 2007: Initial release

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