This week Apple released the 7th update for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard for both OS X Client, and OS X Server. 10.5.7 fixes a slew of security holes as well as additional RAW Photo support options within Aperature and iPhoto.
Some of the security updates include fixes for:
- Core Graphics: which incorrectly handles PDF files, which could lead to code being run on your system, if you download a malicious PDF file.
- Disk Images: (.dmg) files, which could lead to malicious code execution if you download a malicious .dmg file
- Adobe Flash: multiple flaws that could lead to malicious code execution if you download a malicious flash applet
- iChat: Secure iChat sessions with AOL and Jabber servers were automatically disabling SSL if it failed, instead of warning the user. Everything was being sent in clear text
- Apache webserver:
The new cameras supported are
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Canon EOS 50D
- Canon PowerShot G10
- Epson R-D1x
- Pentax K2000/K-m
- Leaf AFi-II 6
- Leaf AFi-II 7
- Leaf Aptus-II 6
- Leaf Aptus-II 7
- Leica M8.2
- Nikon D3X
- Nikon Coolpix P6000
- Nikon D90
- Sony DSLR-A900
These are just a few of the many items that were fixed. The rest are for network-based services, like Apache, Core Framework Network, Bind (DNS)
If you’re a VMWare Fusion user VMWare is warning OS X users to NOT upgrade, since 3D graphics with ATI Radeon video cards are not being rendered correctly.
The update is recommended for all users of OS X 10.5 users by Apple.
If you are the super-technical type you can read about all of the technical details at Apple’s Support Site.
You can download the incremental update from Apple’s website, or by using the Software Update Utility on your Mac. This download comes in at 442 Megabytes.
Or, you can download the full combo updater from Apple’s website. The massive size of the combo updater is 729 Megabytes.
The Incremental update can be found here. It comes in at 452 Megabytes.
The combo update can be found here. It’s a whopping 951 Megabytes.