Apple releases Security Update 2005-004

Apple today released Security Update 2005-004 which delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update fixes a buffer overflow issue in iSync could lead to local privilege escalation.

Description: The iSync helper tool mRouter contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. This could result in the execution of arbitrary commands as root by local system users. Security Update 2005-004 fixes this issue by providing a patched version of mRouter.

Security Update 2005-004 is available via Software Update.

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:


  1. Isn’t it sorta weird that Apple releases 10.3.9 then a couple of days later releases a security update? Only 9 more days until Tiger gets here! Let’s hope it’s not like Trudroe says and a couple of days later we get 10.4.1. Oh yeah I like cake too.

  2. I wouldn’t complain. The way I see it, this is called fast response. I’ll take an update and a fix a few days later over an update then getting cracked then getting an update 6 months later.

    Cake blows.

  3. So as far as checking disk permissions, what can I do when it says “Verify permissions for “Macintosh HD”
    Error: No valid packages (-9997)

    Permissions verification complete”

    I’m lost with this one

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