Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Apple Fixes FREAK Vulnerability In Mac OS X And iOS

Apple has released updates for Mac OS X, Apple TV and iOS that it " FREAK leak fixes "in SSL / TLS.Through the vulnerability, an attacker who is between a target and the Internet is in some cases the encryption of the encrypted connection to downgrade to a weak encryption to crack then that and to see the encrypted traffic.

Further resolves Security Update 2015-002 for Mac OS X four other vulnerabilities. It involves leakage and malicious app could execute arbitrary code with system privileges, memory addresses in the kernel were determined and could allow an attacker on the network arbitrary code via iCloud Keychain. iOS 8.2 fixes beside FREAK leak five other vulnerabilities.

Through these vulnerabilities, an attacker could iPods and iPads remote reboots and an attacker with physical access could see the home screen, even though the device was not activated. Furthermore, the same vulnerabilities resolved in Mac OS X, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code. The same applies to AppleTV 7.1 , where a total of three leaks were patched.Finally, there is also an update for Xcode appeared, the development software from Apple for OS X and iOS. This five leaks were patched.

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