News Archive for Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Macs | CPU Upgrades | Video | Storage | Audio | Apps/OS/Network | Search | Recent
Miss a Day?  See the Archives
(Send Tips/Reports/Questions to news at xlr8yourmac)

OS X Lion v10.7.4 Update (client/server/admin tools) w/security fixes
I don't own Lion but here are download pages and related docs:

See my list of Apple docs below for others related to this update and on fixes in 10.7.4.

  If you can wait, there's usually some feedback on updates in Apple's forums. Their OS X Lion Forum already has some 10.7.4 update problem reports. (May or may not be common.)
You can also check their Desktop and Notebooks forums for posts specific to your Mac model(s).

FYI: Some that had boot problems after 10.7.4 update had previously installed Apple's FIPS Cryptographic Module (v1.1 rel'd Apr 26) & Warren's tip of deleting its launch plist (/usr/sbin/fips/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.fipspost.plist) was a fix for some.

(Although I have not bought Lion yet (nothing in 10.7.x I really need/want), I always prefer using DL/combo updaters instead of SU and did a clean reboot before applying an OS Update. (And of course had a backup/clone before updating.) I rarely use 3rd party addons/mods but if you do check the dev's site for any updates/notes on issues. Some also go so far as applying OS updates from a safe boot and/or Repairing Permissions before/after. Personally I do not run RP w/o a reason but do run a disk verify/check at times.)

  

Security Update 2012-002 for Snow Leopard
Here's the download pages:

Info on the D/L page simply says "Security Update 2012-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X", but here's the doc with details About the security content of Security Update 2012-002 (doc also covers 10.7.4 update).
   Fixes noted for 10.6.x (Client/Server) are related to Security Framework, attacks on the confidentiality of SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0, fixing issues in the directory server's message handling, fixes for vulnerabilities in ImageIO's handling of TIFF and libpng, fixes for libarchive, libsecurity, libxml, Quartz Composer, QuickTime (several), Ruby and Samba.

  

Safari 5.1.7 for OS X Lion/Snow Leopard (w/security fixes)
(As usual Download Button goes to www.apple.com/safari/download/)
Here's info posted from the first "Download page" for Safari 5.1.7 that doesn't list any changes for Snow Leopard, only Lion and Windows. (May be revised by the time you read this but based on the 'About' doc info, the SL version should disable outdated Flash plugins.)

"About Safari 5.1.7
Lion
Safari 5.1.7 contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security, including changes that:
  • Improve the browser's responsiveness when the system is low on memory
  • Fix an issue that could prevent webpages from responding after using a pinch to zoom gesture
  • Fix an issue that could affect websites using forms to authenticate users
  • Disable versions of Adobe Flash Player that do not include the latest security updates and provide the option to get the current version from Adobe's website.

For more information, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5271.
(That link is to the doc About Safari 5.1.7 for Lion/Snow Leopard that mentions only disabling out-of-date Flash Player versions)
For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Windows
Safari 5.1.7 contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security, including changes that:

  • Improve the browser's responsiveness when the system is low on memory
  • Fix an issue that could affect websites using forms to authenticate users

Lion System Requirements: v10.7.3
Snow Leopard System Requirements: v10.6.8
Windows: XP SP2, Vista or Windows 7"

Here's the doc with details About the security content of Safari 5.1.7.
(Fixes related to cross-site scripting, memory corruption and form input/state tracking.)
BTW: Browser updates may break 3rd party addons. Check the dev's site for any updates to them or notes on issues.

  

Apple Remote Desktop 3.5.3, Portal 2 Update and Misc Reviews:


  
New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
(some also listed in above updates)


  
Other News/Articles/OT:

BTW - if you have a decent Sub setup, check out Underworld Awakening.
(Shook the walls in a small/sealed 10x12ft room with SW run hot.)
  

Recent Articles/Tips/Tweaks/Reviews:
Listing/links to updates, articles, tips and reviews you may have missed.

  
Previous News Pages:
For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
(Saturday pages have previous week's summary/links.)

  

OWC XYM SPECIALS!
(Ad/Sale Items)

= UPGRADES by Model =
Upgrades for YOUR Mac!

= Refurb Mac Pros =
(Click for Current List)

= SSDs up to 4TB =
SSDs for Most Macs!

= ThunderBolt =
Drives, Docks & More

= HARD DRIVES =
Up to 12 TB HDD
HGST, WD, Seagate, Toshiba

= 2.5" HDs & DIY Kits =
Notebook Hard Drives and DIY drive/case kit bundles

= MEMORY =
Lifetime warranty RAM Upgrades!

= OPTICAL DRIVES =
Internal and External Superdrives/Blu-Ray drives

= VIDEO / DISPLAY =
Graphics cards, Displays, Adapters, Cables & more

= AUDIO ITEMS =
Interfaces, Cables, Software, Speakers, Headphones & more

= SOFTWARE =
Apps, Utilities, OS, VM, Games and more

= WIRELESS =
WiFi and Bluetooth Devices/Adapters/More

= Repair Service =
for iPhone, iPad, Macs

= iPad/iPhone/iPod =
Accessories, Cases, Docks & More

NuGuard KX iPhone Case *Extreme* Drop Tested!


XLR8YourMac T-Shirts


= back to www.XLR8YOURMAC.com =
Copyright © 1997-2017. All Rights Reserved
All brand or product names mentioned here are properties of their respective companies.
Legal: Site Privacy and terms of use.