Exploit Out for Newly Patched Mac OS X Flaw

Symantec is warning that it has detected a new piece of malware that tries to exploit a flaw in Mac OS X systems that Apple released a patch to fix just two days ago.

"OSX.Exploit.Launchd," exploits a security hole in the "launchD" service, which controls which programs should boot up whenever a user restarts a Mac. According to Symantec, this exploit provides the attacker root access -- or total control -- over any Mac system running OS X version 10.4.6 or earlier. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 3rd July 2006 9:49PM