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Apple Update Fixes Security Flaw In Safari, OS X, Snow Leopard

Apple has treated its Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard operating systems with a bunch of security updates, along with its Safari web browser.

The company released the bug fixes alongside a minor security update for its iOS mobile operating system platform as well.

According to the company the Mac OS X security update (opens in new tab), which is available for both client and server editions of Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard, patches a security vulnerability that might allow a hacker to intercept user credentials and other sensitive data.

“Several fraudulent SSL certificates were issued by a Comodo affiliate registration authority. This may allow a man-in-the- middle attacker to redirect connections and intercept user credentials or other sensitive information. This issue is addressed by blacklisting the fraudulent certificates,” the company explained in the release notes.

Apple also said that a similar update was also available for iOS devices in the form of iOS 4.3.2, which was released along with the security update for Mac.

The Mac OS X operating system and Safari browser update is available for download from Apple’s support website or from the Software Update feature on the Mac.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.