Apple releases Mac OS X Security update and Java updates

Apple has released the Security Update 2009-001 for Mac OS X today which improves the security of Mac OS X and recommended for all users.

The security update fixes the following:

  • Safari RSS vulnerability
  • Denial of service vulnerability in AFP server
  • A flaw in CoreText
  • A security flaw in Folder Manager that allows other local users access to a user's Downloads folder and other vulnerabilities.

The security update is available for Leopard, Leopard Server, Tiger for Intel Macs, Tiger for PowerPC-based Macs, Tiger Server for PowerPC-based Macs and Server Universal.

Two Java updates are also available which addresses security and compatibility issues and are compatible with both Intel and PowerPC-based Macs & applies to Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later versions.

The update can be downloaded and installed via Software Update or from Apple Downloads.

More information about the update can be obtained here

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