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UNIRAS Brief - 258/06 - Apple Security Advisory: APPLE-SA-2006-04-03 Mac OS X v10.4.6



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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 258/06 dated 04.04.06  Time: 14:00  
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Apple Security Advisory: APPLE-SA-2006-04-03 Mac OS X v10.4.6 

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APPLE-SA-2006-04-03 Mac OS X v10.4.6

Mac OS X v10.4.6 and Mac OS X Server v10.4.6 are now available, and
provide general system improvements. They also contain a fix for the
following security issue:

Firmware
CVE-ID:  CVE-2006-0401
Available for:  Mac OS X v10.4.5, Mac OS X Server v10.4.5
Impact:  Firmware password can be bypassed on Intel-based
Macintosh computers
Description:  Intel-based Macintosh computers support the
firmware password feature. Prior to this update, a person with
physical access to the computer could bypass the firmware
password and access the "Single User Mode". This update
addresses the issue by enhancing the security provided by the
firmware password. Credit to David Pugh of the University of
Michigan for reporting this issue.

Mac OS X v10.4.6 may be obtained from the Software Update pane in
System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site:
http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

For Mac OS X v10.4.5 (PowerPC)
The download file is named:  "MacOSXUpd10.4.6PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is:  b65564786f9e15d6bdac2ea3eed1294e5fd8f122

For Mac OS X v10.4 through Mac OS X v10.4.4 (PowerPC)
The download file is named:  "MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.6PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is:  c9fde5a23bcebd08149301b7ad300881a563c398

For Mac OS X v10.4.5 (Intel)
The download file is named:  "MacOSXUpd10.4.6Intel.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is:  a0d26811f55c8a3accac0f0237355431d0ca3938

For Mac OS X v10.4.4 (Intel)
The download file is named:  "MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.6Intel.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is:  487dfcb211911c97f9862872a70b72eb4486d724

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.5
The download file is named:  "MacOSXServerUpdate10.4.6.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is:  17b92d74ebe0a499fee5189b6d1074d5d5f72b15

For Mac OS X Server v10.4 through Mac OS X Server v10.4.5
The download file is named:  "MacOSXSrvrUpdCombo10.4.6.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is:  746fe2b304f8bfb6a5f84ff0e08edd32722a8cb9

Information will also be posted to the Apple Product Security
web site:  http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61798

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