Mac OS X gets PDF Exploit Fix in a Security Update

Mac has got its own PDF exploit fix in a new security update, it’s the same as the iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone / iPod Touch, and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad which fixes PDF exploit that was discovered when JailbreakMe released! Here’s what Apple says about the security update.

Impact: Viewing or downloading a document containing a maliciously crafted embedded font may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A stack buffer overlow exists in Apple Type Services’ handling of embedded fonts. Viewing or downloading a document containing a maliciously crafted embedded font may lead to arbitrary code execution. This issue is addressed through improved bounds checking.

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The update is available for all users who have the latest version of either Leopard or Snow Leopard installed on Mac OS X Server 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac OS X Server 10.6, or Mac OS X 10.6.4 .

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