Apple today released Security Update 2006-008 which is recommended for all users and improves the security of the following components:
• Quartz Composer
• QuickTime for Java
Security Update 2006-008 offers security improvements for QuickTime for Java, Quartz Composer (CVE-ID: CVE-2006-5681)
Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.8, Mac OS X Server v10.4.8
Impact: Visiting a malicious web site may lead to information disclosure
Description: Java applets may use QuickTime for Java to obtain the images rendered on screen by embedded QuickTime objects and upload them to the originating web site. When this facility is used in conjunction with Quartz Composer, it becomes possible to capture images that may contain local information. This update addresses the issue by disallowing Quartz Composer compositions in unsigned Java applets. Quartz Composer compositions continue to function locally. Applications and signed Java applets that utilize QuickTime and QuickTime for Java are unaffected. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4. It also does not affect the Windows platform.
Security Update 2006-008 is available via Software Update and also as standalone installers:
• More info and download link for Security Update 2006-008 (PPC) here.
• More info and download link Security Update 2006-008 (Universal) here.