Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard): Same Bug Exists In iOS 4 – Apple Won’t Release Patch

By Posted 11 Nov 2010, 00:01

The vulnerability that exists in iOS 4 that allowed hackers to jailbreak iPhone’s is exactly the same one that exists in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, a report claims.

We are also told that Apple has a patch that would fix the bug, but will not release it.

Security researchers at CoreLabs Research warned others that the bug exists on November 8, and although Apple have had a working patch as of October 22, they failed to meet their dates without “any notice or explanation.”

The patch was to be deployed with a Mac OS 10.5 Security Update, scheduled for the week of October 25, and then moved the date of the release to a week later without any warning.

The bug, which has been assigned as CVE-2010-1797 does not affect 10.6, so upgrading to the latest version is highly recommended.

Source: eWeek

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