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ESB-2012.0470 - [OSX] Mac OS X: Reduced security - Remote with user interaction

Date: 15 May 2012
References: ESB-2012.0368  ESB-2012.0375  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2012.0470
                     Flashback Removal Security Update
                                15 May 2012

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:          Mac OS X
Publisher:        Apple
Operating System: Mac OS X
Impact/Access:    Reduced Security -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade

Reference:        ESB-2012.0375
                  ESB-2012.0368

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APPLE-SA-2012-05-14-1 Flashback Removal Security Update

Flashback Removal Security Update is now available and addresses the
following:

Malware removal
Available for:  Mac OS X v10.5 to v10.5.8
Impact:  A Flashback malware removal tool will be run
Description:  This update runs a malware removal tool that will
remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If the
Flashback malware is found, it presents a dialog notifying the user
that malware was removed. There is no indication to the user if
malware is not found.


Flashback Removal Security Update may be obtained from the Software
Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads
web site: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

The download file is named: FlashbackRemovalUpdate.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 64231192a3b6d0ac8b0fe61c6ea7be5c829cc9f9

Information will also be posted to the Apple Security Updates
web site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

This message is signed with Apple's Product Security PGP key,
and details are available at:
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