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

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

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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