Flashback Security Update and Leopard Security Update

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Michelle Steiner, May 14, 2012.

  1. APPLE-SA-2012-05-14-1 Flashback Removal Security Update

    Flashback Removal Security Update is now available and addresses the
    following:

    Malware removal
    Available for:  Mac OS X v10.5 to v10.5.8
    Impact:  A Flashback malware removal tool will be run
    Description:  This update runs a malware removal tool that will
    remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If the
    Flashback malware is found, it presents a dialog notifying the user
    that malware was removed. There is no indication to the user if
    malware is not found.


    Flashback Removal Security Update may be obtained from the Software
    Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads
    web site: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

    The download file is named: FlashbackRemovalUpdate.dmg
    Its SHA-1 digest is: 64231192a3b6d0ac8b0fe61c6ea7be5c829cc9f9

    Information will also be posted to the Apple Security Updates
    web site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222


    APPLE-SA-2012-05-14-2 Leopard Security Update 2012-003

    Leopard Security Update 2012-003 is now available and addresses the
    following:

    Internet plug-ins
    Available for:  Mac OS X v10.5 to 10.5.8 Intel
    Impact:  Out-of-date versions of Adobe Flash Player are disabled
    Description:  This update disables Adobe Flash Player if it is older
    than 10.1.102.64 by moving its files to a new directory. This update
    presents the option to install an updated version of Flash Player
    from the Adobe website.

    Leopard Security Update 2012-003 may be obtained from
    the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software
    Downloads web site:
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

    The download file is named: SecUpd2012-003.dmg
    Its SHA-1 digest is: dc0b70cdcc896838fca9bf7ea4b867ec3cca48d4

    Information will also be posted to the Apple Security Updates
    web site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
     
    Michelle Steiner, May 14, 2012
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  2. Michelle Steiner

    Király Guest

    Wow. I thought hell would freeze over before I saw a security update for
    Leopard.
     
    Király, May 15, 2012
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  3. Michelle Steiner

    Paul Sture Guest

    Intel only though.
     
    Paul Sture, May 15, 2012
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  4. Michelle Steiner

    David Empson Guest

    Not a major issue in this case, since the known incarnations of
    Flashback only run on Intel, and then only on 10.5 or later.

    In principle, PowerPC Macs (and Intel Macs running 10.4) could be just
    as vulnerable, if malware authors can be bothered to build their
    software with older developer tools.
     
    David Empson, May 15, 2012
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