Apple posts security update for Mac Pro, Server 10.4.7

Apple has posted a security update for its new Mac Pro and Mac OS X Server v10.4.7.

The update is recommended for all Mac Pro systems running Mac OS X v10.4.7 (build 8K1079), and systems running Mac OS X Server v10.4.7 (Universal), according to Apple.

The security update improves the security of ImageIO and OpenSSH.

The fix to ImageIO prevents a problem that could cause an application to crash or arbitrary code to be executed when viewing a maliciously-crafted TIFF image. The update performs additional validation of TIFF images, according to Apple.

The OpenSSH fix prevents a denial of service when remote login is enabled and a nonexistent account causes the authentication process to hang. The update properly handles attempted logins by nonexistent users.

This story, "Apple posts security update for Mac Pro, Server 10.4.7" was originally published by PCWorld.

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