When TrueSec researcher Emil Kvarnhammar discovered a privilege escalation bug affecting OS X that could allow attackers to gain complete control of the target's Mac machine, he disclosed details about it to Apple.
On Thursday Apple released another batch of updates for a variety of its products.
Apple has released security updates for OS X and iOS which, among other things, fix the FREAK flaw that may allow an attacker to decrypt secure communications between vulnerable clients and servers.
Apple has released the latest version of OS X Yosemite (v10.10.2) and the first security update (2015-001) for this year, and among the problems fixed is one affecting the CPU software, allowing malicious Thunderbolt devices to modify the host firmware if connected during an EFI update.
In the past few days, Google has released information about and proof-of-concept exploit code for three separate zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Apple's OS X operating system.
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