Patch Management

Apple issues update for OS X and Apple TV

March 11, 2015

Apple issued an update for OS X and Apple TV earlier this week to address various vulnerabilities, including the FREAK flaw.

OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Yosemite were all affected by updates, Apple posted on its support page. The company's security update patched one iCloud Keychain vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker with a privilege network position to execute arbitrary code.

A separately addressed type confusion issue in IOSurface's handling of serialized objects could have allowed a malicious application to execute arbitrary code with system privileges. It was addressed through additional type checking.

For its Apple TV update, Apple also patched a vulnerability that could have allowed a malicious application to create folders in trusted locations in the file system. The issue was in the develop disk mounting logic, which resulted in invalid disk image folders not being deleted.

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