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Two weeks after internet overlords warned of a serious vulnerability in one of the most widely used programs for resolving domain names, Apple has updated its Mac OS X operating systems to fix the security bug. The update, released Wednesday, patches a hole in BIND, the net's most popular domain name system package. It's …

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FAIL

2 weeks later

while any other >proper< OS patched it a day later.

good work, apple...

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WTF?

@anon

Ok, I shouldn't really feed the trolls, but on the off-chance this guy isn't a troll, and is just totally clue-less and computer illiterate.

It takes time for patches to be released from all vendors for several good reasons.

1. They need to understand the bug. Fools rush in, etc...

2. They need to test the patch fixes the problem.

3. They need to confirm it doesn't affect the operation of the system adversely.

4. They need to confirm it doesn't introduce more bugs.

5. They need to package it, and submit the patch and installer for regression testing.

etc.

This actually takes some time, no matter how many people you throw at it.

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Anonymous Coward

Good work Apple.

While BIND is included in both the server and client versions of OS X it's not enabled by default.

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Grenade

@Anon

Apple didn't write BIND either, they just supply it.

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