Apple patches several zero-day vulnerabilities, as well as a variety of bugs in Apple's software and third-party software like Adobe's Flash Player and MySQL.
Apple megapatch fixes unpatched flaws
Apple has released a security update to its Mac OS X operating systems to plug multiple security holes. Bugs in third-party components have also been addressed by the security update.
Apple pumps out 30 security fixes
Apple has fixed 30 vulnerabilities in 22 applications for Mac OS X on the day when administrators can normally expect a raft of fixes from Microsoft.
The second Tuesday of the month is known for security fixes from Microsoft, but this month's 'Patch Tuesday' is solely the domain of Apple.
Fourteen of the patched Apple vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution, while most of the others allowed privilege elevation or caused application crashes.
Among the most potentially serious is a flaw in Apple's Disk Images that could allow an attacker to remotely execute malware by way of a specially crafted web page.
The vulnerability was disclosed during January's Month of Apple Bugs project and was classified by security company Secunia as 'highly critical', the company's second-highest alert level.