Apple security update.

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by bilzmale, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Real Name:
    Bill Shinnick
    This is a security bulletin from the MCT-SafeComputing-List.
    A copy of the text of this email for verification - which may include
    further updates is at:
    Latest Bulletins

    Bulletin ID (also shown on web version): DCLR-8KKE6U

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    B U L L E T I N
    Apple has issued a software update that fixes at least three serious
    security holes in supported versions of its iPhone, iPad, iPod and iPod
    Touch devices. The Apple update - iOS 4.2.9 or iOS 4.3.4, depending on your
    device — will be downloaded when you connect your iOS device to a computer
    running iTunes.

    Apple describes the flaw thus:

    "Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected
    application termination or arbitrary code execution
    Description: A buffer overflow exists in FreeType's handling of TrueType
    fonts. Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected
    application termination or arbitrary code execution."

    BTW - our apologies for not notifying this issue to you in mid-July when it
    was first reported.
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Real Name:
    BB
    Thanks for this Bill!! I really appreciate your news bulletins very much.