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Apple releases Security Update 2004-05-24

updated 06:40 pm EDT, Fri May 21, 2004

Security Update 2004-05-24

Apple today released Security Update 2004-05-24 [ (noted earler this week). The free update is recommended for all Macintosh users and is now available via the Mac OS X Software Update.


  • HelpViewer: Fixes CAN-2004-0486 to ensure that HelpViewer will only
    process scripts that it initiated. Credit to lixlpixel for reporting this issue. This issue has been widely reported as a problem with the Safari web browser, but can affect other web browsers. This update will fix the issue for Safari and other web browsers.



  • Terminal: Fixes CAN-2004-0485 to improve URL processing within
    Terminal. Credit to Reni Puls for reporting this
    issue.




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  1. mowogg

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Seems to be working

    Applied and it DOES feel more secure. My PowerBook didn't explode so those of you waiting to see whether it kills your Mac can go ahead and update.
    Also, I think this release means that 3Ghz G5 Powerbooks made out of unobtainium are right around the corner!

  1. Kenneth

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    10.3.4?

    On http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/securityupdate__2004-05-24_(10_3_3).html

    It said Mac OS X 10.3.3 or later.. wonder when will Apple release 10.3.4.. I know it is available as an ADC seed.

  1. flur

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    iMac G4 on Jaguar

    downloaded and installed just fine through system update. didn't even need to reboot. =)

  1. GeeYouEye

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Umm...

    It's only May 21 though.

  1. dru

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Hey, this is Apple...

    They've broken the time barrier. By pulling products from the future, how can you expect them not to stay ahead of Microsoft. ;)

  1. madsenj37

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Thank God...

    it did not require a restart. Seems to be fine and dandy.

  1. lkrupp

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Surely...

    Someone will shortly claim that this update killed their Mac and lament that Apple should get its act together before releasing crappy updates. It's just a matter of time and so utterly predicable. :-)

  1. Macman069

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Ill just say it

    IT MADE MY MAC SO MUCH FASTER AND APPLE IS RIPE TO RELEASE 10.3.4 WITHIN 4 DAYS! Ok I said it.

    -MJ-

  1. carrots

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    in answer to surely...

    This update killed my Mac! It won't restart, turn off, fix my bacon, or fry my car anymore! Apple should get their act together before releasing crappy updates! They even screwed up the date! hey... that gives me an idea...

  1. carrots

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    fixed it

    ok, I just set the date on the computer to 5-24-04, and everything's fine. They just released it early. Don't ask how I changed it with the computer unable to turn on or restart or fry my car. :)

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