Apple today posted a Mac OS X update to address a theoretical vulnerability in the Help Viewer application that could have been exposed when browsing the web. The update is available automatically to all users through Apple’s free Software Update service or by going to http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ .
“Apple takes security very seriously and works quickly to address potential threats as we learn of them-in this case, before there was any actual risk to our customers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing in the press release. “While no operating system can be completely immune from all security issues, Mac OS X’s UNIX-based architecture has so far turned out to be much better than most.”
To maintain maximum system security and stability Apple always advises that all Mac OS X users keep their system current by installing this and all Mac OS X software updates.
Security Update 2004-05-24 for Mac OS X 10.3.3 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes HelpViewer. Security Update 2004-05-24 for Mac OS X 10.2.8 includes HelpViewer and Terminal.
Security Update 2004-05-24 for Mac OS X 10.3.3 is available via Software Update. More information and download link (271KB) here.
Security Update 2004-05-24 for Mac OS X 10.2.8 is available via Software Update. More information and download link (335KB) here.