UPDATE: Apple delivers record monster security update


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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 March 29 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.

Eighteen of the vulnerabilities were specific to the older Leopard operating system, while 29 were specific to Snow Leopard. The remaining 45 affected both, which are the only editions that Apple currently supports.

Users running Leopard will patch 63 vulnerabilities, while Snow Leopard users face a total of 74 flaws.



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good god 92 that is a little much you think.


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Unbelievable, isn't it.

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