Apple warned of update exploit

Wednesday, 10 July 2002, 1:42 AM EST

Apple is under the gun to address a reported security gap that could allow attackers to attach malicious code to automatic updates for Mac OS X.

According to experts, the value of Mac's SoftwareUpdate program -- which automatically checks each week for system updates from Apple -- outweighs the risk of the security hole. However, exploiting Apple's currently unverified updates would be "trivial," according to Russell Harding, who posted the exploit to security mailing list BugTraq.

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