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Apple Patches Meltdown Flaw in Older Versions of macOS

January 24, 2018

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Apple on Tuesday released security updates for a majority of its products, and it patched the vulnerability that allows Meltdown attacks in earlier versions of its Mac operating system.

Apple rolled out the first mitigations for the Meltdown attack before the flaws were disclosed, in early December, with the release of iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2. Protections against Spectre attacks were added on January 8 with the release of iOS 11.2.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update, and Safari 11.0.2.

The latest security updates released by the tech giant for Mac computers patch 17 vulnerabilities, including a kernel flaw that allows Meltdown attacks (CVE-2017-5754) in macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.6.

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