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About the security content of the Mac OS X 10.4.5 update

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This document describes the security content of the Mac OS X 10.4.5 update, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.

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Mac OS X 10.4.5 Update

  • Kernel

    CVE-ID: CVE-2006-0382

    Available for: Mac OS X 10.4 through 10.4.4, Mac OS X Server 10.4 through 10.4.4

    Impact: A malicious local user can cause a system crash

    Description: A malicious local user may trigger a system crash by invoking an undocumented system call. This update addresses the issue by removing the system call from the kernel. Credit to David Goldsmith of Matasano for reporting this issue.

Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012

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