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OS X 10.9.5 Update (info/download)
Info from about 10.9.5 doc. (Doc on Security fixes in listing below.)
"The OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 Update is recommended for all OS X Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update:
  • Improves the reliability of VPN connections that use USB smart cards for authentication
  • Improves the reliability of accessing files located on an SMB server
  • Includes Safari 7.0.6
    (Safari 7.1 (w/security fixes) is available via software update)

Enterprise content
For enterprise customers, this update:

  • Fixes an issue with group membership in large network groups, that also might prevent administrators from performing some administrative tasks successfully.
  • Allows for faster authentication when roaming on 802.1x networks which use EAP-TLS.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, see Apple security updates. (Here's the specific doc on security fixes in OS X 10.9.5)

Here's links to download pages for the delta and combo updaters:

Check Apple's OS X Mavericks forum for feedback (usually on problems), although some will post in a specific mac model forum. (And here's the Safari forum.)

BTW: I installed the delta OS X 10.9.5 update and it disabled the SSD TRIM mod I'd done for the Mac Mini's Intel 520 SSD. (Not tried the same mod (terminal commands) used with 10.9.4 yet to see if it still worked with 10.9.5.)
  

Security Update 2014-004 for OS X Lion/Lion Server/Mountain Lion
(Download pages linked. Should also be available via SU. Info on fixes included in this doc)

You can check Apple's OS X Lion forum and OS X Mountain Lion forum for feedback.
  

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Here's links to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch forums if you're looking for early reports on updating to iOS 8. (Granted usually most are problem related and not always common.)
  

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