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UNIRAS Brief - 275/04 - APPLE-SA-2004-06-07 - Security Update 2004-06-07

   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 275/04 dated 08.06.04  Time: 10:35  
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APPLE-SA-2004-06-07 - Security Update 2004-06-07

APPLE-SA-2004-06-07 Security Update 2004-06-07


Security Update 2004-06-07 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users.  The purpose of
this update is to increase security by alerting you when opening an application for the first time via document mappings or a web
address (URL).  For more details, including a description of the new alert dialog box, please see:

Versions:  Security Update 2004-06-07 is available for the following system versions:
*  Mac OS X v10.3.4 "Panther"
*  Mac OS X Server v10.3.4 "Panther"
*  Mac OS X v10.2.8 "Jaguar"
*  Mac OS X Server v10.2.8 "Jaguar"

The following components are updated:

Component:   LaunchServices
CVE-ID:      CAN-2004-0538
Impact:      LaunchServices automatically registers applications,
which could be used to cause the system to run unexpected applications.
Discussion:  LaunchServices is a system component that discovers and opens applications.  This system component has been modified to
only open applications that have previously been explicitly run on the system.  Attempts to run an application that has not
previously been explicitly run will result in a user alert.  Further information is available in

Component:   DiskImageMounter
CVE-ID:      No CVE ID has been reserved as this is only an
additional preventative measure.
Impact:      The disk:// URI type mounts an anonymous remote file
system using the http protocol.
Discussion:  The registration of the disk:// URI type is removed from the system as a preventative measure against attempts to
automatically mount remote disk image file systems.

Component:   Safari
CVE-ID:      CAN-2004-0539
Impact:      The "Show in Finder" button would open certain
files, in some cases executing downloaded applications.
Discussion:  The "Show in Finder" button will now reveal files in a Finder window and will no longer attempt to open them.  This
modification is only available for Mac OS X v10.3.4 "Panther" and Mac OS X Server v10.3.4 "Panther" systems as the issue does not
apply to Mac OS X v10.2.8 "Jaguar" or Mac OS X Server v10.2.8 "Jaguar".

Component:   Terminal
CVE-ID:      Not applicable
Impact:      Attempts to use a telnet:// URI with an alternate port
number fail.
Discussion:  A modification has been made to allow the specification of an alternate port number in a telnet:// URI.  This restores
functionality that was removed with the recent fix for CAN-2004-0485.


Security Update 2004-06-07 may be obtained from:

* Software Update pane in System Preferences

* Apple's Software Downloads web site:

For Mac OS X v10.3.4 "Panther" and Mac OS X Server v10.3.4 ==========================================================
Click on: Security Update 2004-06-07 (10.3.4)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2004-06-07Pan.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 182745485d8db3ea29ec67cb603cc5668a4f60d9

For Mac OS X v10.2.8 "Jaguar" and Mac OS X Server v10.2.8 =========================================================
Click on: Security Update 2004-06-07 (10.2.8)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2004-06-07Jag.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: e5fa73f6a67bdcd9af76927d3416974f039b2087

Information will also be posted to the Apple Product Security web site: http://www.apple.com/support/security/security_updates.html

This message is signed with Apple's Product Security PGP key, and details are available at:

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