This week Apple makes available an update for its Mac OS X operating system, which fixes vulnerabilities in the Leopard 10.5 and Snow Leopard 10.6 versions of the software and also presents a new version of iTunes.
Snow Leopard users will see the changes presented as a security update, while those using Snow Leopard will have access to the fixes as part of the update for the OS X 10.6.4 operating system.
The updates address 23 security flaws, including weaknesses capable of allowing remote code execution, «man-in-the-middle» attacks (designed to intercept communications) and elevation of privileges.
The updates they also include fixes for major flaws in Adobe Flash Player – who have been talking for the past few weeks and who have led Adobe to develop a patch.
For Mac OS users, updates will be automatically «distributed» via the update operating system software, but can also be downloaded online.
Those who use Windows and want to do update for iTunes 9.2 can do so through the website to download from the program.
The new iTunes brings synchronization with the iPhone 4, synchronization and reading of ebooks (as long as the user has iBooks installed), reading documents in PDF format as if they were books, organizing applications in folders and faster synchronization, says the manufacturer.
In addition to the new features, the update for the program that allows you to buy and listen to music (and now also software) from Apple’s online store, it also corrects three flaws in versions designed for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.