[ISN] Apple releases OS X 10.9.2 update, patches severe SSL bug

http://www.zdnet.com/apple-releases-os-x-10-9-2-update-patches-severe-ssl-bug-7000026765/ By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes ZDNet News Security February 25, 2014 Apple has released OS X 10.9.2 update for all Maverick users, which, amongst other things patches the SSL bug in the operating system that could allow full transparent interception of HTTPS traffic. This vulnerability not only affected Safari, but also other installed applications relying on an encrypted channel to the internet. However, third-party browsers such as Chrome and Firefox rely on different implementations of SSL/TLS, which means that they aren’t subject to the vulnerability. The bug, which has apparently gone unpatched since iOS 6’s release in 2012, resides in a piece of open source code used by Apple. Aldo Cortesi, CEO and founder of security consultancy firm Nullcube, claimed to have intercepted iCloud data, including KeyChain enrolment and updates, data from Calendar application, and traffic from apps that use certificate pining, such as Twitter. […]




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