Linked by David Adams on Tue 16th Aug 2005 16:18 UTC, submitted by rft183
Mac OS X An OSX security update includes fixes for the following: AppKit, BlueTooth, CoreFoundation, cups, Directory Services, HIToolBox, Kerberos, loginwindow, Mail, OpenSSL, QuartzComposerScreenSaver, Security Interface, Safari, X11, and zlib.
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OpenSSL?
by Ronald Vos on Tue 16th Aug 2005 16:59 UTC
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Were they using an older version of OpenSSL, or has there been an issue with it in the meantime?

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keep osx86 folks busy..
by Anonymous on Tue 16th Aug 2005 17:43 UTC
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Great, this will keep the osx86project.org folks busy... wonder if it will break their TPM crack.

All those OSX on generic x86 folks (and there are now thousands of downloads) are now starting to turn their full attention to porting over and building apps for OSX Intel. Apple couldn't pay for the attention of a better demographic to their new platform.

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RE: keep osx86 folks busy..
by Arcanum-XIII on Tue 16th Aug 2005 18:25 UTC in reply to "keep osx86 folks busy.."
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Not at all, it's an update for PPC... I doubt x86 patch are advertised to other than the one under NDA ;)

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Graphics update
by BigZaphod on Tue 16th Aug 2005 17:53 UTC
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I went to check software update and was surprised to see a special PowerBook Graphics Update for 1.67Ghz PowerBooks in addition to the security update. There's virtually no information about it other than to say it "improves graphics stability." Any one know any details?

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Anonymous
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This security update breaks 64-bit applications since it is shipping with a broken version of libSystem

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kmarius Member since:
2005-06-30

This security update breaks 64-bit applications since it is shipping with a broken version of libSystem

Amazing.

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Mathematica stopped functioning immediately after I installed this update, and console.log said it was because Mathematica could not find /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib, although it reported that it did find a file in /usr/lib by that name, of "unknown file type." I don't know if this means the file got unexpectedly changed, or corrupted, but it put the kibosh on my Mathematecizing for the day.

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Me again. I should have added that ls -al showed that /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib had most recently been 'touched' at the time I performed the security update, which certainly suggests that it was the update itself that caused the problem.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Instead of complaining on this forum, why don't you ring up the company that makes Mathematica, and inform them of the situation - they may have a work around or a patch they maybe able to forward to you.

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legrimpeur Member since:
2005-06-30

email form Wolfram:

"** Important notification for users of G5 Macintosh systems running OS X 10.4 **

At approximately 8 p.m. PDT on Monday, August 15, Apple began
automatic distribution of Apple Security Update 2005-007 for Mac
OS X 10.4.2 (Tiger).

Due to an error on the part of Apple, this update prevents any
64-bit-native application from running. In particular, this means
that Mathematica 5.2 will not run on any G5 system if it has
installed this Security Update.

This problem was discovered by our testing procedures a few hours
ago, and Apple has now assured us that they have stopped
automatic distribution of Security Update 2005-007 at this time.

If you did not install Security Update 2005-007, then you will
not be affected. If your Mathematica 5.2 successfully launches
and performs any computation (such as 2+2), then this also means
that you have not been affected.

If you have been affected, then Mathematica 5.2 will generate a
MathLink error when you try to do any computation with it. (If
you run MathKernel directly from the command line, it will crash
at startup.)

Apple has informed us that there is no workaround for this
problem.

Apple is investigating the problem at high priority, and intends
to distribute a new Security Update in the very near future. This
update will correct the problem and allow Mathematica to run
successfully.

To run Mathematica 5.2 today, you must temporarily disable its
64-bit capabilities. You can do this by running the following
commands in the Terminal:

cd /Applications/Mathematica 5.2.app/Contents/MacOS
cp MathKernel MathKernel.bak
lipo MathKernel.bak -remove ppc64 -output MathKernel

If you are unable to run the script above, an alternative is to
use an earlier version of Mathematica. The problem with Apple
Security Update 2005-007 affects only 64-bit applications;
Mathematica 5.2 is the first 64-bit-native version of
Mathematica.

Note that when Apple has made the corrected Security Update
available, and you have installed it, you must reverse the
procedure above by running the following commands:

cd /Applications/Mathematica 5.2.app/Contents/MacOS
mv MathKernel.bak MathKernel

If you do not do run these commands, Mathematica will not operate
in optimized native 64-bit mode.


We regret the inconvenience caused by this problem, and hope that
as soon as Apple has corrected the problem you will continue to
enjoy the outstanding performance of Mathematica on 64-bit
Macintosh systems.

Sincerely,

The Technical Support Team
Wolfram Research, Inc.

P.S. Should you require further technical support for this problem,
Apple has informed us that you should contact them through
http://www.apple.com/contact/phone_contacts.html"

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Umm, what do you think the first thing I did was? What am I, some 13 year old kid who thinks he's "breaking" some security leak? It wasn't a complaint, and I most certainly was not expecting to find any useful advice from this forum. I only posted it here A) because someone had mentioned there was a problem, but offered no documentation, and some other person immediately assumed it was a MS troll, so I just wanted to confirm it was a specific, legitimate problem, and B) so that maybe other people wouldn't install the update. I have now received confirmation from Apple, via Wolfram, that their update did roger libSystem, and that there was no workaround. Thanks for your snide reply and assumption that I'm just some idiot who wanted to complain about how Apple sucks and doesn't have the first fscking idea of what to do when I have a technical problem except whine about it.

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Why the security update?
by Anonymous on Tue 16th Aug 2005 22:36 UTC
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Why the security update? Everyone knows Macs are perfectly secure.

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v RE: Why the security update?
by Anonymous on Tue 16th Aug 2005 22:41 UTC in reply to "Why the security update?"
RE[2]: Why the security update?
by Anonymous on Wed 17th Aug 2005 15:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Why the security update?"
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i use windows xp every day and i never get hacked. u just got 2 know how to use a pc and download the right software you faget

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v RE: Why the security update?
by Anonymous on Tue 16th Aug 2005 22:41 UTC in reply to "Why the security update?"
airport
by bonjour on Wed 17th Aug 2005 00:32 UTC
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2005-07-12

it didn't listen anything directly related to airport, but about a week ago, my airport card just stopped working, no changes on the wireless router, and other devices continued to connect to the router just fine. anyway, this fix seemed to make airport able to connect again.

i can't wait for an intel mac.

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RE: airport
by evangs on Wed 17th Aug 2005 13:46 UTC in reply to "airport"
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2005-07-07

You seem to think that an Intel Mac will somehow magically may the Airport problems go away. Curious...

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OpenSSL
by Anonymous on Wed 17th Aug 2005 04:56 UTC
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penSSL
CVE-ID: CAN-2004-0079, CAN-2004-0112

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.2, Mac OS X Server v10.4.2

Impact: Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities in OpenSSL.

Description: OpenSSL is updated to version 0.9.7g to address several issues. The OpenSSL advisory for these issues is located at http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20040317.txt

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v update
by Anonymous on Wed 17th Aug 2005 07:57 UTC
Update: serious troubles!
by Anonymous on Wed 17th Aug 2005 14:40 UTC
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Fresh install of Tiger 10.4.2 + Update on Powerbook 17" 1Ghz: Mail down, finder reboots continiously, safari down ... basically workstation is unworkable.

Hell, after troubles on 10.4 and 10.4.1 this is the end of Tiger for me. Back to Panther ....

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