The desktop management solution for networked Macs, Apple Remote Desktop Admin has been promoted to version 3.5.3, an update that enhances the app’s overall stability and reliability.
Apple Remote Desktop lets you automate software distribution and IT workflows, configure and control systems remotely, create detailed software and hardware reports, and offer real-time online help to end users.
According to the release notes
for Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.3 Admin, the new version improves the overall stability and reliability of the Remote Desktop application.
The update further includes some specific changes. For example, it improves observing and controlling computers that have more than one monitor. The process of observing multiple clients, including those using third-party VNC software, is also improved.
Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.3 also includes a security fix for a bug that could lead to information disclosure, should the user connect to a third-party VNC server with “Encrypt all network data” set.
“When connecting to a third-party VNC server with ‘Encrypt all network data’ set, data is not encrypted and no warning is produced,” Apple says.
“This issue is addressed by creating an SSH tunnel for the VNC connection in this configuration, and preventing the connection if the SSH tunnel cannot be created,” the Mac maker explains.
Apple says Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.1 and earlier versions are not affected by this issue.
Cupertino credits Mark S. C. Smith (studying at Central Connecticut State University) for reporting this flaw.
Newcomers are encouraged to visit the Apple web site at http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop to learn more about Apple Remote Desktop. The link is also good for support, training and certification programs.
Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.3 Admin is 26.6 MB in size and requires Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or later. Supported languages include Deutsch, English, Français, Español, Italiano, Nederlands, and Chinese.
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