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#43396 - 01/17/17 11:51 AM Yosemite Security Update
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In case those of you still using Yosemite might have missed or overlooked it, Apple released a security update this morning (January 17, 2017) which also fixes a kernel issue that sometimes makes the system to become unresponsive. The update is available through the App Store and the installation requires a restart.
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#43398 - 01/17/17 12:28 PM Re: Yosemite Security Update [Re: joemikeb]
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Originally Posted By: joemikeb
In case those of you still using Yosemite might have missed or overlooked it, Apple released a security update this morning (January 17, 2017) which also fixes a kernel issue that sometimes makes the system to become unresponsive. The update is available through the App Store and the installation requires a restart.
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that sounds like a familiar problem here. Will have to get that, thanks for the heads-up.
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#43400 - 01/17/17 01:34 PM Re: Yosemite & El Capitan Security Update [Re: Virtual1]
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There's a similar El Cap update.


Edited by artie505 (01/17/17 01:45 PM)
Edit Reason: Include El Cap in title
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#43409 - 01/18/17 05:59 PM Re: Yosemite Security Update [Re: joemikeb]
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Interesting. I didn’t find anything on the App Store other than a GarageBand updater. Some further digging didn’t show anything either beyond the El Cap Security Update 2016-003 Supplemental Update Artie referred to. What’s up?
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#43412 - 01/19/17 03:17 AM Re: Yosemite Security Update [Re: alternaut]
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You may have had a silent update as mentioned in 'Fruitfly' malware patched by Apple relies on 'ancient' Mac system calls
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#43418 - 01/19/17 11:26 AM Re: Yosemite Security Update [Re: jchuzi]
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That’s always a possibility, however unlikely it may be in cases like this where non-security OS issues are addressed. I’d like to know for sure though, as there’s no indication in App Store of any recent OS updates on the Mac in question, and I also don’t know if the update changed the OS build number. I wonder where joemikeb got his info, and if there's more detail where that came from.
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#43419 - 01/19/17 12:35 PM Re: Yosemite Security Update [Re: alternaut]
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Originally Posted By: alternaut
I wonder where joemikeb got his info, and if there's more detail where that came from.
I found out about the update from an App Store Notification and is essentially a quote of the upgrade note on the App Store. I had just finished updating my Mac mini server when MacRumors posted their article. (NOTE: the MacRumors article has been expanded since I first read it. The initial article had almost no detail and did not mention the Mavericks update.)


Edited by joemikeb (01/19/17 12:39 PM)
Edit Reason: rephrased for clarity
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#43420 - 01/19/17 12:42 PM Re: El Capitan & Maybe Yosemite Security Update [Re: joemikeb]
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Uhhh... The date on your linked article is Thursday September 1, 2016. tongue

Edit: A re-release of the original El Cap update and the supplemental are listed here, but there's nothing for Yosemite.


Edited by artie505 (01/19/17 01:45 PM)
Edit Reason: Change title & More
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