Apple Update Fixes DNS Flaw

Kara Reeder

The Mac OS X v. 10.5.5 security update fixes several bugs, reports InfoWorld, but the one getting the most buzz is the DNS software patch.

 

Back in July, Apple tried to fix the DNS flaw discovered by security researcher Dan Kaminsky, but the patch didn't work.

 

Monday's patch fixes the flaw in the Mac OS X Libresolv DNS software. According to Andrew Storms, director of security operations with security vendor nCircle, testing confirms the patch is finally doing its job.

 

Other fixes in the release include Mac OS components like Finder, Time Machine, and the Mac OS kernel, as well as open source components, including Ruby ClamAV and OpenSSH.



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