Security Update 2003-10-28 Released — Although Mac OS X 10.3 Panther fixes a number of security-related flaws that existed in previous versions of Mac OS X, Apple has wasted no time in releasing Security Update 2003-10-28 via Software Update last week. Security Update 2003-10-28 fixes a problem that could allow unauthorized access to a system through a vulnerability in QuickTime for Java. The update is only for computers running Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, and is a 782K download.
In another security development, Apple acknowledged last week that Panther fixes three recently discovered security issues. The company is also working on providing an update for computers running Mac OS X 10.2.8 and earlier. [JLC]