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Apple releases Security Update 2006-001

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Apple releases Security Update 2006-001 Reply with quote

Apple releases Security Update 2006-001
Wednesday March 1, 2006

Apple today released Security Update 2006-001 via Mac OS X's Software Update Utility and on the Web. The company says this release improves the security of the following components: apache_mod_php, automount, Bom, Directory Services, iChat, IPSec, LaunchServices, LibSystem, loginwindow, Mail, rsync, Safari, and Syndication.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:51 am    Post subject: Didn't really fix Safari or LaunchServices Reply with quote

As expected, they just patched this particular instance of the hole. They didn't either disable "Open Safe Files After Downloading" or modify LaunchServices to support a separate interface with a database of "Safe applications to open files with" for programs like Safari to use.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: Didn't really fix Safari or LaunchServices Reply with quote

resuna wrote:
As expected, they just patched this particular instance of the hole. They didn't either disable "Open Safe Files After Downloading" or modify LaunchServices to support a separate interface with a database of "Safe applications to open files with" for programs like Safari to use.


It's a bit disappointing. Maybe these issues will be addressed in the next OS X point upgrade rather than with a security update? I hope so.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turning off "Open safe files after download" by default, removing archives from the list of "safe" files, and adding some text like Camino had to the effect that opening "safe" files after download is risky... that wouldn't have taken any effort at all.

So, no, I don't think they have any plans at all of actually addressing the problem.
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