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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RE: Let's get the real picture...
by Finalzone on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 09:20 UTC in reply to "Let's get the real picture..."
Finalzone
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2005-07-06

Flaws in that comparison. For example, Red Hat kernel is heavily patched than the vanilla version therefore the number of advisories differ from distros to distros.

Another flaw is to compare the kernel vs the whole operating system which is pratically misleading. Here is an example of fair comparison with different operating systems:

Mac OS X
Currently, 1 out of 69 Secunia advisories, are marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database.

Fedora Core 5 (1 month after release)
Currently, 0 out of 7 Secunia advisories, are marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database.

Red Hat Enterprise 4
Currently, 0 out of 166 Secunia advisories, are marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database.

Fedora Core 4
Currently, 0 out of 111 Secunia advisories, are marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database.

Fedora Core 3
Currently, 0 out of 206 Secunia advisories, are marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database.

Ubuntu 5.04
Currently, 0 out of 135 Secunia advisories, are marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database.

Windows XP Pro
Currently, 27 out of 131 Secunia advisories, are marked as "Unpatched" in the Secunia database.

These reports are taken on april 22nd, 2006 straight from Secunia website. You will be the judge.

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