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A group of hackers are working to create a collection of exploits a vulnerability within Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5.
MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which we answer questions e-mailed from our readers. This week we have questions on SUID file errors when fixing permissions, options for ejecting optical drives, problems with optical drives immediately ejecting, and the lack of a track joining option for audio books in iTunes 10.
A major flaw in the Apple Remote Desktop Agent (ARDAgent) may allow shell scripts to be run as root.
Mac OS X 10.5.x Special Report: Try installing the larger version of 10.5.1 for various problems
Mac OS X 10.5.x Special Report: Permissions problems (general)
Mac OS X 10.5.x Special Report: What's fixed (and not fixed) in 10.5.1: Documented and undocumented; other issues
I didn't even realize there were two versions!
Numerous bugs aren't fixed, and a few readers suffered disasters from installing the update.
Some ideas about Leopard permissions problems and what you can readily do about them.