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Apple Releases Security Update 2010-004 and Mac OS X v10.6.4

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released Security Update 2010-004 and Mac OS X v10.6.4 to address multiple vulnerabilities that affect a number of applications. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code,  cause a denial-of-service condition, operate with elevated privileges, conduct man-in-the-middle attacks, alter configuration settings, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Note that these Apple updates include Adobe Flash Player plugin version 10.0.45.2, which contains vulnerabilities previously identified in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB10-14. The Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has published a blog entry recommending that Mac OS X users upgrade to the latest version of the Flash Player (version 10.1.53.64) after applying these Apple updates.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Apple Article HT4188 and the Adobe PSIRT blog entry and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Adobe Releases Shockwave Player Update and Flash Player Update

July 30th, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released Shockware Player 11.5.1.601 because previous versions used a vulnerable version of the Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL). Additionally, Adobe has released Flash Player 10.0.22.87 and 9.0.246.0 to address the ATL issue and additional vulnerabilities in Flash Player. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Adobe security bulletins APSB09-11 and APSB09-10 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks. Additional information can be found in the Adobe PSIRT blog and in Adobe security advisory APSA09-04.