Apple has released a security update for the operating systems OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion, which eliminates a critical NTP protocol vulnerability (Network Time Protocol). It is interesting that it found the staff to Google.
NTP is one of the oldest network protocols developed by David L. Mills of the University of Delaware in 1985. In the currently used version of NTP 4, which allows precise time synchronization between different computers and operating systems. In fact, this service is used everywhere and found in her vulnerability developers try to eliminate as soon as possible. Apple was required for this week.
NTP problem last week researchers found Neil Mehta and Stephen Rotger from Google. According to them, on the basis of the vulnerability already exists a number of publicly available exploits. In the case of OS X this vulnerability potentially allow an attacker to remotely run malicious code on your computer without user intervention. The patch is now available in the Mac App Store in the update is recommended for all users as soon as possible installing OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion.