“Apple has detailed the security issues patched by Mac OS X 10.6.5 and the corresponding Security Update 2010-007 for Mac OS X 10.5, indicating that more than half of the security vulnerabilities in Mac OS X actually affect the Adobe Flash plugin and X11,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“Of the 131 security vulnerabilities identified and patched by the latest Mac OS X update… the most security vulnerabilities by far are associated with the Adobe Flash plugin, with a whopping 55 issues listed, the ‘most serious of which may lead to arbitrary code execution,’ Apple reports in its Apple Product Security update,” Dilger reports.
Dilger reports, “This leaves little reason for wondering why Apple has worked to shed all third party platform code from its mobile iOS, including Java and Flash.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]