Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Sign up!
EnGarde Community
What is the most important Linux security technology?
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: March 27th, 2015
Linux Security Week: March 23rd, 2015
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

Security Firm Uncovers Flaws in Mac OS X's Darwin Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Source: Ian Betteridge - Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Host Security Security company Immunity says it has found several vulnerabilities in Darwin, the implementation of Unix that underlies Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac OS X operating system.

Immunity discovered the flaws during a security audit of the source code, which Apple has made freely available under its own Apple Public Source license. The flaws, which affect versions of Mac OS X up to and including 10.3.4, affect the operating system's SearchFS function and 'at' command. The company also found several potential kernel memory overflows.

Immunity is working on producing reliable exploits for them, as part of its security testing program. The company produces a penetration testing tool called Canvas, which allows users to test their own system's security.

However, Immunity emphasized that for the majority of customers, the bugs posed little threat. Instead they are most likely to affect systems with multiple users accessing the system remotely.

Read this full article at Ian Betteridge

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment!

< Prev   Next >


Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Weekend Edition
FBI Quietly Removes Recommendation To Encrypt Your Phone
And the prize for LEAST SECURE BROWSER goes to ... Chrome!
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2015 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.