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Security Update:Apple Releases Xcode 8 for OS X El Capitan

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 13:50

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Apple Xcode Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
Apple has released Xcode 8 for OS X El Capitan to address a memory corruption vulnerability.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Apple’s About the Security Content of Xcode 8 at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207140.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • OS X El Capitan v10.11.5 and later


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
Update your software

  1. If IT Field Services or you have other IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support, for update information refer to Apple’s About the Security Content of Xcode 8 at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207140.


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