View Full Version : Apple smashes record by patching over 130 flaws

12-11-2010, 04:10 PM
Fixes 134 flaws with Mac OS X update, 55 in Flash alone

Got a mac? make sure you keep it updated
Apple on Wednesday patched more than 130 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X, smashing a record the company set last March when it fixed over 90 flaws.
The update for OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, and OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, was Apple's first since September and the seventh for the year.
Calling the update "huge," Mac vulnerability expert Charlie Miller pointed out that even with a staggering 134 patches, there were plenty of flaws still around.
"Apple releases huge patch, still miss all my bugs," said Miller in a tweet late Wednesday . "Makes you realize how many bugs are in their code, or they're very unlucky."
Security Update 2010-007 , offered on its own to Leopard users but combined with non-security changes in version 10.6.5 of Snow Leopard, boasted 46% more patches than the biggest to date .
But Apple's patch numbers were inflated by the fixes for a whopping 55 vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player. Unlike other operating system vendors, Apple bundles Flash with its OS and maintains the popular and frequently flaw-filled, media player using its own update mechanism.