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Apple security update.

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

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    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

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