A security researcher has launched a counter-attack in response to the widely reported effort to make January "a month of Apple bugs".

Security researcher Kevin Finisterre and hacker LMH originally launched a project to identify a new bug every day this month, saying the attempt was driven by a need to ensure more security focus within OS X development.

But now a third researcher, Landon Fuller, has hit back, dedicating himself to finding a fix for every flaw announced by the security-conscious duo.

The assault began on 1 January with news of a vulnerability in QuickTime. Fuller responded immediately, releasing software that helps guard against the flaw.

Two additional flaws have now been disclosed - one within the popular alternative media player, VLC, and another QuickTime vulnerability.

Fuller moved quickly to address both flaws, observing that the VLC development team managed to address that flaw within hours of its revelation.

"The wonderfully responsive and dapper VLC team already has a fix committed, and I'm sure a new release will be forthcoming," he wrote.

"If you'd like to help with tomorrow's vulnerability please feel free to send me patches or other information. If there's enough interest, I'll fire up a mailing list," wrote Fuller.