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Apple releases bumper pack of security updates for Mac OS X

Apple has released 31 new security-related fixes for both the Mac OS X operating system on Monday. The bulk of the the security patches are geared towards Mac OS X 10.4, known as Tiger, though a number of them are for version 10.5, known as Leopard.

Apple has released 31 new security-related fixes for the Mac OS X operating system on Monday. The bulk of the security patches are geared towards Mac OS X 10.4, known as Tiger, although a number of them are for version 10.5, known as Leopard.

Similar to Microsoft's Windows Update, the updates should be automatically pushed to Mac users through the Software Update function. Alternatively, you can go to Apple's Web site and download the patches directly.

According to CNET News.com:

A number of serious vulnerabilities, such as ones that could lead to a malicious attack on your system, are fixed with the latest update. This includes several flaws that could lead to a remote attacker executing malicious code on a Mac in programs like Address Book, the Safari browser's RSS feed, and CUPS (common Unix printing system), among other things.

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