Apple Rolls Out Security Updates for Lion, Mountain Lion

Apple's 10.9.2 update for Mavericks wasn't the only security-related patch to roll out from Cupertino on Tuesday. The company also released security updates for Lion and Mountain Lion, although they didn't include the critical SSL fix that was part of OS X 10.9.2 because those versions of the operating system didn't include the same code flaw.

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The updates include Security Update 2014-001 (Lion) and Security Update 2014-001 (Mountain Lion) with fixes that Apple described only as, "Security Update 2014-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X."

The OS X 10.9.2 update included a fix for a serious flaw called Goto Fail that let hackers bypass SLL/TLS security and intercept data that users otherwise would assume was being transmitted securely. The update also included fixes for Mail issues, FaceTime audio call support, the ability to block incoming iMessages, and more.

Apple also released QuickTime 7.7.4 for Windows users with security-related fixes. Just like the Lion and Mountain Lion updates, Apple was vague on exactly what those fixes include.

The security patches are available via Software Update, or as downloadable installers at the Apple Support website.