Apple releases torrent of software updates

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 UpdateIf 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. 

Topic: Apple

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  • It just works !

    That is all I hear. Don't bother with continually patching your lame Windows PC.....
    • Confusion

      people like you and NZ seem to keep confusing better with perfect.

      9 vs. 20. I can still rest easy knowing I picked the better OS.
    • Timing...

      Since you started the Windows "whapfest", you get the tag. <You're "it"!>

      MS realesed the single-required DST patch for Windows (downloaded and installed automagically by Windows Update on all of my machines) a month ago. Apple realesed *how many* DST patches for OS X and its apps? Four, just for Tiger. Five, if you count Panther.

      And you have to tell the Update Manager to "allow" them?

      Yeah, Windows just works.
      M.R. Kennedy
  • Cancel or Allow

    Do you want to install the patches? Cancel or Allow

  • Total Disaster at Apple

    Three of these things are actual security updates.

    I don't use iTunes or iChat so I don't really care about those updates much.

    The rest are related to daylight savings changes and this is Congress' fault.

    Given the magnitude of this disaster, Steve Jobs should resign and Apple should be liquidated.

    Come on, folks, come down to Earth.
    • The terrorists have won

      All is lost.

      Why do I hate freedom?
  • Plane crashes vs. car wrecks

    Why does one get more news? Because it's so rare.

    Apple releases nine patches and it's front page news. Microsoft release 20, and still
    leaves some zero day exploits unpatched, and everyone yawns.
  • You are reaching

    a joyful realization that Mac OS X is still the better operating system (9 vs. 20).
    Cancel or Allow?

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