OS X Patched to Fill Two Big Security Holes

By Gary Cutlack on at

Apple's launched a couple of patches to its desktop software, seemingly fixing the same memory holes recently discovered in iOS. Security updates for both El Capitan and Yosemite are now live, with Apple saying they address a memory corruption issue and a validation issue that could, in the hands of a bad man in a black hooded top, be used to execute malicious code.

Rather interestingly, this is fixing the same flaws found in iOS that were used in the peculiar case of human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, the lucky recipient of a personally targeted zero-day exploit attack designed to infiltrate his iPhone. That's also been patched. The update arrives along with version 9.1.3 of the Safari browser, an updated window into the interesting world of the internet that stops the attacks being executed in the first place. [Apple via The Verge]

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