Mac OS X hit by 6 new zero day bugs


At least six zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's Mac OS X were disclosed earlier this week by an independent researcher, who noted that all can crash applications or the operating system, and some may let attackers hijack systems.

Four of the bugs relate to how the Mac's OS parses various image file formats -- including BMP, TIFF, and GIF, one to how OS X decompresses malformed ZIP archives, and "several" affect Apple's Safari browser, said researcher Tom Ferris in numerous advisories posted Wednesday to his Security Protocols site. Mac OS X hit by 6 new zero-day bugs - Security - www.itnews.com.au

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 24th April 2006 1:04AM