Apple Fixes 97 Vulnerabilities

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    APPLE FIXES 97 VULNERABILITIES ACROSS MACOS, ITUNES, SAFARI, ICLOUD

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    by Chris Brook December 14, 2016 ,

    Apple released a massive update for macOS Sierra on Tuesday to address 72 vulnerabilities in the operating system. The update, which was flanked by updates for iCloud, iTunes, and Safari, comes a day after it fixed a dozen issues in iOS. Eleven of the vulnerabilities can lead to arbitrary code execution, assuming the attacker could get a victim to open a malicious crafted file. Eight of the bugs could lead to a denial of service condition. Information around one of the nastier bugs, dug up by Ian Beer of Google’s project Zero, in macOS’ kernel, is scant. But according to Apple’s advisory, if exploited, it could have led to code execution in the kernel, or system termination. Beer found nine of the bugs fixed by Apple on Tuesday, four of them in the kernel. Related Posts Apple Fixes 12 Vulnerabilities in iOS 10.2 December 12, 2016 , 4:22 pm Old Linux Kernel Code Execution Bug Patched December 8, 2016 , 9:15 am Buffer Overflow in BSD libc Library Patched December 7, 2016 , 2:55 pm The update includes fixes for Apple frameworks such as CoreGraphics and IO, volume management systems like CoreStorage. It also updates versions of PHP (5.6.26) and the file transfer library, cURL, (7.51.0).

    https://threatpost.com/apple-fixes-97-vulnerabilities-across-macos-itunes-safari-icloud/122483/
     
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