Apple Patches Quicktime, Airport and More

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I was greeted by this screen on my Intel iMac today.


The Quicktime update patches the “hack-a-mac” Quicktime vulnerability that was publicized on April 20th. It doesn’t really provide any detail but Apple has a support article on the patch.

The Airport Extreme Update 2007-003 description is succinct…

This update is recommended for all Intel-based Macintosh computers and includes compatibility updates for certain third-party access points configured to use WPA™ or WPA2™ security.

WPA and WPA2 are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Both patches require a reboot and applied without a problem on my Intel iMac. The Quicktime 7.1.6 update was also available for my Windows XP PC with iTunes.

Apple also released security update 2007-004 v1.1 which is an update a previously released version. None of my Macs qualify for the “update to the update” which includes:

  • A fix for OS X 10.3.9 (not a typo, that’s 10.3, not .4) with the 2007-004 security update. Seems there was an issue when waking from sleep.
  • Security update 2007-004 applied an incorrect ftp configuration to OS X Server 10.4.9

If you didn’t already apply 2007-004 v1.0 then you’ll be getting 2007-004v1.1 in place of it, not two updates.

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