The French Security Incident Response Team (FrSIRT) has issued an online security alert for Mac OS X:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Apple Mac OS X, which could be exploited by remote or local attackers to execute arbitrary commands, cause a denial of service, disclose sensitive information, or bypass security restrictions.

This advisory affects the following versions of Mac OS X:

  • Apple Mac OS X version 10.3.9

  • Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.3.9

  • Apple Mac OS X version 10.4.9

  • Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.4.9

All told, thirteen (13) vulnerabilities have been identified. Apple has made a security upgrade (Security Update 2007-005) available.

Users of Mac OS X should install the available security upgrade as soon as possible.

To install the upgrade, open the System Preferences panel by clicking on its icon (a toggle switch with an Apple™ logo) in the doc). From the open System Preferences panel, click on the Software Update icon (a blue marble surrounded by two arrows). From the now open Software Update panel, click the Check Now button.

(If you have not yet done so, it is highly recommended that you set Software Update to run automatically. You can do so using the upper half of the Software Update panel.)

Once the security update has been downloaded, you will be asked to install it. (You’ll also be asked for your password.) Once installed, you will need to restart your Mac.

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