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Critical Mac Security Patches

February 14, 2008

Apple released new patches for critical Mac security vulnerabilities on February 12, 2008.

*All Mac computers must be patched*

To patch your machine:

From the Help menu (The apple icon in the upper left hand corner)

  • Choose "Check for Updates...".
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install any available updates.

Vulnerability Details:

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

For details about these patches please refer to our Help Pages at: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~help/macintosh/patch_archives/mac-patch-feb2008.html

Please contact help@cs.cmu.edu or call the SCS Help Desk (x8-4231) if you have questions or problems with applying these patches.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk