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Alert (TA07-352A)

Apple Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Systems Affected

  • Apple Mac OS X versions prior to and including 10.4.11 and 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server versions prior to and including 10.4.11 and 10.5.1
These vulnerabilities affect both Intel and PowerPC platforms.


Apple has released Security Update 2007-009 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, surreptitiously initiate a video conference, or cause a denial of service.


Apple Security Update 2007-009 addresses a number of vulnerabilities affecting Apple Mac OS X and OS X Server versions 10.4.11 and 10.5.1. Further details are available in the related vulnerability notes.

The update addresses vulnerabilities in other vendors' products that ship with Apple OS X or OS X Server. These products include:

  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • GNU Tar


The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. Potential consequences include arbitrary code execution, sensitive information disclosure, surreptitious video conference initiation, and denial of service.


Install updates from Apple

Install Apple Security Update 2007-009. This and other updates are available via Software Update or via Apple Downloads.


Revision History

  • December 18, 2007: Initial release

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