Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Apple PATCHES OS X and iOS bugs

Apple has releases patches for various security flaws found in its desktop and mobile operating systems. Apple users are waiting for the new releases of iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, but they have to apply security updates for iOS 8 and OS X 10.10. It is believed to be the first major Apple security patch updates since April 8. OS X 10.10.4 security update fixes three vulnerabilities in Apple's Admin framework allowing intruders to get full admin rights.  Apple Type Services also get the fix for four vulnerabilities allowing remote code execution on the compromised systems. Similarly, six security flaws have been fixed in the CoreText library. One fix is for Apple's high-speed Thunderbolt interface that could allow intruders to execute arbitrary code. Intel graphics driver used in OS X is being patched for eight vulnerabilities mostly occur due to buffer overflow. Apple iOS 8.4 addresses 30 vulnerabilities across Safari’s browser engine, the WiFi manager, the SQLite library, Safari, Mail, the OS kernel, FontParser, coreTLS and CoreText. Company urges users to apply the update on earliest basis. <more>

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