Month of Apple Bugs, Meet Month of Patches

It’s officially a cat-and-mouse race to exploit—and fix—security vulnerabilities affecting Apple Computer’s Mac operating system.

Less than 24 hours after the release of working exploits for two critical media player flaws—QuickTime and VLC—a former engineer in Apple’s BSD Technology Group has launched an effort to provide run-time fixes for each flaw released during the Month of Apple Bugs project.

For more on a related topic, see Apple Issues Two Security Patches for New Mac Pro

Landon Fuller, one of the primary architects of the Darwin ports system, has announced plans to react to each MoAB bug with a daily, unofficial patch.

Fuller described the move as “part brain exercise, part public service” and promised that, with assistance, he will “attempt to patch the other vulnerabilities, one a day, until the month is out.”

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