Computerworld: Apple delivers record monster security update

apple-chains[1] (Computerworld) Apple [yesterday] patched 92 vulnerabilities, a third of them critical, in a record update to its Leopard and Snow Leopard operating systems.

Security Update 2010-002 plugged 92 holes in the client and server editions of Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.6, breaking a record that has stood since March 2008. The update dwarfed any released last year, when Apple’s largest patched 67 vulnerabilities.

“The sheer number, it’s almost so daunting that you don’t even want to look,” said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Network Security.

Today’s security roll-up fixed flaws in 42 different applications or operating system components in Mac OS X, from AppKit and Application Firewall to unzip and X11, the Mac’s version of the X Window System.

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