About the security content of Mac OS X 10.3.8 Update

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This document describes the security content included with the Mac OS X 10.3.8 Update, which can be downloaded and installed using Software Update, or from Apple Downloads.

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Where possible, CVE IDs are used to reference the vulnerabilities for further information.

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Security content of Mac OS X 10.3.8 Update

  • Kernel
    CVE-ID: CAN-2005-0985
    Impact: Local system users can cause a temporary system stall.
    Description: An issue with the handling of requests to the fan control unit (FCU) driver could allow unprivileged local users to hang a system. Credit to Marcel Bresink of Marcel Bresink Software-Systeme for reporting this issue.
Published Date: Oct 11, 2016