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TA06-132A -- Apple Mac Products Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities
From: CERT Advisory <cert-advisory () cert org>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 10:29:54 -0400


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                        National Cyber Alert System

                 Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-132A


Apple Mac Products Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities

   Original release date: May 12, 2006
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

     * Apple Mac OS X version 10.3.9 (Panther) and version 10.4.6 (Tiger)
     * Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.3.9 and version 10.4.6
     * Apple Safari web browser
     * Apple Mail

   Previous versions of Mac OS X may also be affected. Please see Apple
   Security Update 2006-003 for further information.


Overview

   Apple has released Security Update 2006-003 to correct multiple
   vulnerabilities affecting Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Safari web
   browser, Mail, and other products. The most serious of these
   vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
   Impacts of other vulnerabilities include bypassing security
   restrictions and denial of service.


I. Description

   Apple Security Update 2006-003 resolves a number of vulnerabilities
   affecting Mac OS X, OS X Server, Safari web browser, Mail, and other
   products. Further details are available in the individual
   Vulnerability Notes.


II. Impact

   The impacts of these vulnerabilities vary. For information about
   specific impacts, please see the Vulnerability Notes. Potential
   consequences include remote execution of arbitrary code or commands,
   bypass of security restrictions, and denial of service.


III. Solution

Install an update

   Install Apple Security Update 2006-003. This and other updates are
   available via Apple Update.

Disable "Open 'safe' files after downloading"

   For additional protection, disable the option to "Open 'safe' files
   after downloading," as specified in "Securing Your Web Browser."


Appendix A. References

     * Securing Your Web Browser -
       <http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/#Safari>

     * Apple Security Update 2006-003 -
       <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303737>

     * Mac OS X: Updating your software -
       <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106704>


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   These vulnerabilities were reported in Apple Security Update 2006-003.
   Please see the Vulnerability Notes for individual reporter
   acknowledgements.
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   The most recent version of this document can be found at:

     <http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-132A.html>
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   Feedback can be directed to US-CERT Technical Staff. Please send
   email to <cert () cert org> with "TA06-132A Feedback VU#519473" in the
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Revision History

   May 12, 2006: Initial release


    
    

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