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Apple updates security patch (again)

updated 02:35 pm EST, Thu March 16, 2006

3rd Apple security update

Apple today released a third security update--presumably to fix issues found in the second security update released earlier this week. Ironically, the previous update was also released to address inadequate security fixes and bugs introduced in the first update released earlier this month. Available for Mac OS X 10.4.5 Tiger on both Intel client and PPC Server/Client systems, Security Update 2006-002 v1.1 outlines the same updated components: apache_mod_php, CoreTypes, LaunchServices, Mail, rsync, and Safari, but is now labeled as v1.1. Further information is not yet available. The updates are not yet available via the Software Update. The update comes on the heels of important Mac security updates for Microsoft Excel and Adobe Flash and a new QuickTime/iTunes flaw that has yet to be addressed by Apple.

by MacNN Staff





  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Who cares?

    First off, there's no known exploit to this so-called security hole, so who really cares.

    Second, I really doubt there is a problem since we know Apple really cares about security and OS X is the most secure OS ever built.

    Third, I'm sure given enough time, Apple will get this right. So stop using the sarcastic tone!

  1. Aaron

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This update *is* available via Software Update. I see it in the Software Update service on my OS X server right now. It's likely that if you already have the original update installed, there is no reason to install this revision, so the Software Update application doesn't list it.

    The only changes between the two seem to be a change to the prebinding paths included with the update, and a utxt resource added to the Localizable.strings and Description.plist files in the package. There doesn't appear to be any substantive change to the fixes this update installs.

  1. Ilgaz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I care

    If a giant like Apple releases 3 updates in 2 days, it is big news.

    I have versiontracker pro AND I run software update daily: They don't appear.

    I am downloading that 2 mp3 file size thing to make sure nothing broken on my system since IT IS. E.g. Realplayer links won't open automatically.


    Joined: Dec 1969


    Can I undo the original?

    Is there some way to undo the original update?

    I installed it and my Mac mini is now sad. My firewire drives won't mount and Disk Utility crashes every time I launch it.

    Help, please.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: can I undo the origin

    That doesn't sound like the update did that. You probably had disk or other errors before and the restart triggered it, not the update itself.

    Are you launching Disk Utility from the install DVD? Boot from the Install DVD and run Disk utility. If it crashes there, it is likely a hardware issue, not a software one.

  1. Person Man

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It's not a third update.

    This is not a third update. It is the same as the second one, only it fixes bugs introduced by it, hence the name Security Update 2006-002 v1.1.

    If it were a third update, it would have been called 2006-003.

  1. Corpse of Chewbacca

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ain't there

    It ain't there, dudes.

    ""wookie roar""

  1. Ilgaz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Can I undo the origin

    I guess installing THIS build will "undo" the problems introduced by the earlier one.

    Or why they should release?

  1. shawnce

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The v1.1 of the 2006-002 security update is only to correct a very minor packaging issue with the update itself. One that has no real affect on an end-user so if you already have 2006-002 v1.0 you don't need to do anything.

  1. JulesLt

    Joined: Dec 1969



    And that, my friends, is why companies - including Microsoft - try not to rush out software updates, but obviously the yellow journalism of ZDNet needed to be met with some PR to show how quick Apple are responding to 'emerging threats'.

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