Apple Plugs Vulnerabilities in Panther, Jaguar

By Matthew Hicks  |  Posted 2003-11-20 Print this article Print

Apple Computer Inc. this week issued a security update for Mac OS X Jaguar and later.

Apple Computer Inc. this week issued a security update for Mac OS X Jaguar and later. The update, posted to the Apple site on Wednesday, fixes several vulnerabilities in Mac OS X 10.2.8 and later. The software updates a number of libraries, services and programs, including Personal File Sharing and QuickTime for Java. While described as the Security Update 2003-11-19 for Jaguar 10.2.8, the update is also recommended for Mac OS X 10.3, called Panther through Apples automatic Software Update program.
Apple recently released to developers code expected to become the next update to Panther, Mac OS X 10.3.2. To read more of the story, click here.
The update comes after Apple in October had been criticized for fixing some security problems in Mac OS X within its latest Panther release but not providing patches for earlier versions of the operating system. Later, the company indicated that it planned to offer patches for Jaguar. Discuss This in the eWEEK Forum
Matthew Hicks As an online reporter for, Matt Hicks covers the fast-changing developments in Internet technologies. His coverage includes the growing field of Web conferencing software and services. With eight years as a business and technology journalist, Matt has gained insight into the market strategies of IT vendors as well as the needs of enterprise IT managers. He joined Ziff Davis in 1999 as a staff writer for the former Strategies section of eWEEK, where he wrote in-depth features about corporate strategies for e-business and enterprise software. In 2002, he moved to the News department at the magazine as a senior writer specializing in coverage of database software and enterprise networking. Later that year Matt started a yearlong fellowship in Washington, DC, after being awarded an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship for Journalist. As a fellow, he spent nine months working on policy issues, including technology policy, in for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He rejoined Ziff Davis in August 2003 as a reporter dedicated to online coverage for Along with Web conferencing, he follows search engines, Web browsers, speech technology and the Internet domain-naming system.

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