Apple patched an OS X vulnerability in a kernel driver that could give attackers root-level privileges on a Mac computer, researchers at Cisco Talos said.
Italian researcher Luca Todesco explains how exploiting two vulnerabilities in OS X gain enable root access for a hacker. He won’t, however, say why he went public with details and exploit code before Apple patched.
Researchers at Cisco Talos released details on a use-after-free vulnerability in Apple QuickTime that could lead to remote code execution.
Apple released its patch for the Bash vulnerability, repairing versions of OS X vulnerable to Shellshock exploits.
Apple said it is working on a patch for OS X to counter the Bash vulnerability, but in the meantime is telling users the OS is safe by default.