Official warning on Mac code bug
The federal US computer security watchdog has issued a warning about a bug in Apple's OS X operating system.
The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US Cert) issued the alert after security researchers produced code that could exploit the DMG bug.
The flaw involves the way OS X handles disk images and could be used to crash or take over a vulnerable machine.
So far the DMG bug has only been shown to work under laboratory conditions and has not been seen in the wild.
The DMG bug came to light during a month-long project run by the Info-Pull research group that aimed to find one "kernel" bug a day. The kernel is the heart of an operating system.