Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Apr 2006 22:08 UTC
Mac OS X Secunia said there are potential vulnerabilities in the Mac OS X operating system, first noticed by Tom Ferris. The firm described the holes as 'highly critical', meaning that systems could be compromised if crooks dive in. Secunia said the potential holes are in version 10.4.6, but other versions might be affected too.
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by samad on Fri 21st Apr 2006 23:54 UTC
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The bulk of the calls are made to other userland frameworks/libraries, not the kernel. Changing the kernel to FreeBSD will probably not fix any of these problems. Unfortunately these userland libraries are deeply embedded into the system (like ReadBMP(), _cg_TIFFSetField()) as they rely on QuickTime's ability to read different image formats.

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