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Apple Releases OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 Update With SSL Security Flaw Patched

The OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 Update is recommended for all OS X Mavericks users, and should be installed as soon as possible.

Choose Apple menu () > Software Update to check for the latest Apple software using the Mac App Store, including this update.

Other software updates available for your computer may appear, which you should install. Note that an update’s size may vary from computer to computer when installed using Software Update. Also, some updates must be installed prior to others.

You can also download a standalone manual update installer, which is a useful option when you need to update multiple computers, but only want to download the update once. Standalone installers are available from Apple Support Downloads.

The OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 Update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update:

  • Adds the ability to make and receive FaceTime audio calls
  • Adds call waiting support for FaceTime audio and video calls
  • Adds the ability to block incoming iMessages from individual senders
  • Includes general improvements to the stability and compatibility of Mail
  • Improves the accuracy of unread counts in Mail
  • Resolves an issue that prevented Mail from receiving new messages from certain providers
  • Improves AutoFill compatibility in Safari
  • Fixes an issue that may cause audio distortion on certain Macs
  • Improves reliability when connecting to a file server using SMB2
  • Fixes an issue that may cause VPN connections to disconnect
  • Improves VoiceOver navigation in Mail and Finder
  • Improves VoiceOver reliability when navigating websites
  • Improves compatibility with Gmail Archive mailboxes
  • Includes improvements to Gmail labels
  • Improves Safari browsing and Software Update installation when using an authenticated web proxy
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the Mac App Store to offer updates for apps that are already up to date
  • Improves the reliability of diskless NetBoot service in OS X Server
  • Fixes braille driver support for specific HandyTech displays
  • Resolves an issue when using Safe Boot with some systems
  • Improves ExpressCard compatibility for some MacBook Pro 2010 models
  • Resolves an issue which prevented printing to printers shared by Windows XP
  • Resolves an issue with Keychain that could cause repeated prompts to unlock the Local Items keychain
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent certain preference panes from opening in System Preferences
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent migration from completing while in Setup Assistant

For detailed information about the security content of this update, see Apple security updates:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT122

For more information, visit:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6114

Safari 6.1.2 and Safari 7.0.2 updates have also been released for OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, and OS X Mavericks v10.9.1.

Security Update 2014-001 (Mountain Lion)

Security Update 2014-001 (Mountain Lion) is recommended for all OS X 10.8 users and improves the security of OS X.

For information on the security content of this update, visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

System Requirements
OS X 10.8.5

For more information, visit:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1729

Security Update 2014-001 (Lion)

Security Update 2014-001 is recommended for all OS X Lion users and improves the security of OS X.

For information on the security content of this update, visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

System Requirements:
OS X Lion 10.7.5

For more information, visit:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1727

Also check out our previous article on this topic:
http://bit.ly/MsUN0z

Longtime Apple fan Rush Limbaugh on the SSL security issuue:
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/02/25/explaining_the_apple_security_flaw

SSL security issue described in detail by Forbes’ security expert James Lyne:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jameslyne/

And by the Imperial Violet blog:
https://www.imperialviolet.org/2014/02/22/applebug.html

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