Apple Plugs Vulnerabilities in Panther, Jaguar

 
 
By Matthew Hicks  |  Posted 2003-11-20
 
 
 
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.

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