Apple Releases Mac OS X Security Update For June To Address Networking Issues

Apple has released a security update appropriately, though boringly, called Security Update 2003-06-09. The security update addresses networking issues involving Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), which is Appleis Mac OS X native networking protocol. The update also fixes an issue with LDAP, or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, a technology used for accessing information through the Internet. From Appleis brief description:

Security Update 2003-06-09 addresses a potential security issue when the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) is used to reshare a Network File System (NFS) mount. This update also addresses a situation where LDAP bind authentication requests may be improperly sent when using Kerberos authentication.

You can find the update in the Software Update Control Panel. The download weighs in at a lightweight 1.4 MB. As of this writing, Apple has not released a standalone updater through the Support page at the companyis Web site.