Darwin flaws survive in Apple's Mac OS X

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. csubear macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2003
    I would say that this company has questionable ethics. They told a bunch of people but not Apple. Whats up with that? I would also question the severity of the bugs. Sounds like they are just trying to generate a larger customer base.

    How does one even start to plan an atack against to kernel process scehdular?
  3. 24C macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2004
    Agreed, I thought Darwin was open source, so if you spot something, you inform the community? Anyway this was in June2004, and they held onto it for this long...looks like they needed their egos massaging. :(
  4. TylerK9 macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2005
    There goes C|Net again...

    No bad news about the Mac is too obscure or too stale for C|Net. Man, those guys are transparent...
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    They were probably paid under the table by MS not to notify Apple, that way they could alway say the "community" has know about the flaw since June 2004 -- and Apple has yet to do anything.
  6. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Run for the hills! :)

    1. No OS will ever be perfect.

    2. Therefore Mac OS X is not perfect.

    3. Therefore Mac OS X has just as bad a virus problem as Windows.

    4. Therefore Windows is better than Mac OS.

  7. 24C macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2004
    Funny...thanks for that "nagromme", based on those arguments, I'll wait for Longhorn then, as should be even more secure than XP. :D
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    If these flaws are in Darwin, not in the higher level parts of Mac OS X, surely the open source developer community is working on a fix for all the issues mentioned if they haven't already done so. This means all Apple must do is collect and merge the fixed code, test it, and release it as an update through their Software Update service. Problem solved.
  9. shamino macrumors 68040


    Jan 7, 2004
    Purcellville, VA
    If we increase the size of the penguin until it is the same height as the man and then compare the relative brain sizes, we now find that the penguin's brain is still smaller. But, and this is the point, it is larger than it was.
  10. Santaduck macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2003
    what? MR forums don't support the montypython bbcode extensions??? :eek:

    anyways thank you to the submitter, neat article. I wonder if we'll actually see a patch, or if it affects bigger fish such as apple xsan.

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