Apple plugs 25 Mac OS X flaws

Apple has issued a security update for Mac OS X that addresses 25 security flaws affecting various parts of the operating system, including some third-party components such as the Kerberos authentication technology. The most serious of the vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain complete control over an un-patched Macintosh, Apple said in a security advisory. The update deals with another trio of zero-day bugs that were disclosed as part of the Month of Apple Bugs in January. While several of the vulnerabilities repaired by Apple's updates were previously known, it doesn't appear that any attacks exploiting the flaws actually occurred. Apple has released a Mac OS X security update each month this year. Last year, the company released two Mac OS X updates in the first four months of the year. The latest update is available through the Software Update feature in Mac OS X and from Apple Downloads.

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