Apple Rolls Out Security Updates for Lion, Mountain Lion

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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.

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Apple isn't saying exactly what these security updates include, but considering how dangerous some flaws can be it's a good idea to stay up to date.

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The only update I had for Mountain Lion was a Safari update which I presume fixes the flaw in Safari.
Are they rolling out the security update slowly? I have not had notification of any additional security update. Do you have to just go download it oneself?


Oh…. and before I do the security update I was wondering if anyone has experienced the problems with it that those with Mavericks have experienced.
I think I may wait for the hordes to jump into the breech before tanking my system.


Details are here ...

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The HT6150 notes mention Secure Transport but don’t include a reference to the “goto fail” problem.


My concern re: the iOS upgrade was that it didn’t fix the start screen crash. I had read somewhere around the time they Asian-specifc update happened that there was a fix in the works. If you’re not experiencing it, at times the phone instead of waking when pressing the home button shows the white apple logo, goes through an abbreviated sort of restart, goes black screen, then functions normally. I had talked with Apple about it when dealing with a different phone’s issues and they suggested it might be prudent to send it back for a replacement. That tech is no longer at the extension I called - anyone have any updates or suggestions?

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