Apple Patches Security Hole in Mac OS X
The company has released an update to Mac OS X patching a security hole that potentially allowed malicious code to be run via a Web page.Apple has released an update to Mac OS X patching a security hole that potentially allowed malicious code to be run via a Web page. The hole, which was rated as "extremely critical" by security company Secunia, allowed an attacker to potentially execute any Unix command, including ones to erase the users home directory. The company took the unusual step of issuing a statement announcing the fix, in contrast to its previous policy of refusing all comment on security issues.
"Apple takes security very seriously and works quickly to address potential threats as we learn of themin this case, before there was any actual risk to our customers," said Philip Schiller, Apple Computer Inc.s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing.