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Tuesday October 25, 2005
05:45 AM

Software update? No, thank you.

[ #27303 ]

So from time to time I get this small window with the list of updatable software popping up (I know I can turn it off, but I like it that way).

The list now has 11 items I can upgrade (this is all Apple software, BTW).

Out of these 11 items, 8 are software I really don't use (iCal, iPod updater, etc). Among the other three there's a security fix for Keynote...

Under normal circunstances, I'd just update the damn thing and get on with it, but looking at the right column I read "21.9 MB", and the details box has a link for more details...

I hit the details links and go to a webpage which really doesn't have many details regarding this, but finding the right link in this page takes you to one that does.

Reading this page, I now know what's the security fix for: "With a specially crafted Keynote presentation and the use of the "keynote:" URI handler, it is possible that local files could be read and then sent to an arbitrary network location."

Well, since I don't open Keynote presentations not made by me in my machine... I don't need the security fix.

So thank you, but no, thank you.

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