Apple releases torrent of software updates

Summary:If you're not a daily checker then there's a surprise waiting in your Software Update system preference. Apple yesterday released nine (count 'em) software updates for Mac OS X and some are more critical than others.

Apple Software Update
If you're not a daily checker then there's a surprise waiting in your Software Update system preference. Apple yesterday released nine (count 'em) software updates for Mac OS X and some are more critical than others.

Topping the list is Security Update 2007-002 which patches exploits discovered during January's Month of Apple Bugs and improves the security of the following components:

  • CoreServices
  • iChat
  • UserNotificationCenter

Apple also released:

  • Final Cut Pro 5.1.3 - which provides important bug fixes and is recommended for all Final Cut Pro 5.1, 5.1.1, and 5.1.2 customers.
  • WebObjects 5.3.3 - updates WebObjects 5.3 systems to observe the Daylight Saving Time (DST) and 2007 time zone changes as of January 8, 2007.
  • Java for Mac OS X 10.3 Update 5 - adds support for the latest Daylight Saving Time (DST) and time zone information as of January 8, 2007 and addresses a problem where some Java applications fail to launch.
  • Daylight Saving Time Update - addresses recent changes in the way Daylight Saving Time will be observed in the U.S. and Canada beginning in March 2007 and includes the latest time zone information for the rest of the world.

As always, I recommend waiting 72 hours before installing any software update, unless you have a specific need or problem that needs to be addressed. 

Topics: Apple

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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