Apple Releases OS X 10.10.5 With DYLD Vulnerability Patch, Bug Fixes

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, an under-the-hood update that introduces bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements. OS X 10.10.5 is being released to the public after two developer betas and one month of testing.

    The OS X 10.10.5 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

    Today's update notably includes a fix for the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow malware to gain root access to a Mac. Earlier this month, a DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit was found to be in use in the wild, so this is an update that all Mac users running Yosemite will want to install as soon as possible.
    OS X 10.10.5 is likely to be one of the last updates to OS X Yosemite, which will soon be retired in favor of its successor, OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Currently in testing, OS X El Capitan builds on the features introduced with Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience.

    Once OS X El Capitan is available for download, OS X Yosemite will see only minor maintenance updates designed to fix security flaws and other major bugs. OS X El Capitan is expected to be released to the public in the fall.

    Update 10:33 AM: Fixes and improvements for Apple Music are available in a separate iTunes 12.2.2 update also available through Software Update in the Mac App Store.

    Update 11:20 AM: Apple has also released Security Update 2015-006 for Mavericks and Mountain Lion users, as well as Safari 8.0.8 for Yosemite, 7.1.8 for Mavericks, and 6.2.8 for Mountain Lion.

    Article Link: Apple Releases OS X 10.10.5 With DYLD Vulnerability Patch, Bug Fixes
  2. Attonine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2006
    Kent. UK
  3. mygoldens macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2005
    I will take it, patches/security updates are a good thing!
  4. polee macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    I did not expect this to be released so soon. Hope it will fix the draining issue.
  5. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  6. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
  7. alexgowers macrumors 65816

    Jun 3, 2012
    Personally I wish they would replace dock icons with iOS ones, i slavishly remake all mine as i hate the current flat ones and I see no reason to clone apps and then have icons that don't match AT ALL!

    I really can't wait for El Capitan though, This is probably much more stable than that will be. I feel like apple fixed so many things with yosemite i hate to take a step back from this 10.10.5 in a few months.

  8. rrm74001 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2008
    Since when did QuickTime natively playback Windows Media files?
  9. Technicgb macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2015
    I created an account just to say this is amazing , and I'm jealous , may I have your icons plz
  10. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    For the record I've been running El Cap on my laptop for a few days and it's been pretty stable so far. It also feels faster than Yosemite, so it's like a win win.
  11. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    Apple "supports" (to some level) Flip4Mac, which extends QuickTime such that WMV files can play.

    Fix was likely around that extension.
  12. 67952 Suspended

    Feb 24, 2006
    How the f*ck do you fix this new never-ending Software Update bug???? Apple's QA and software in general has taken a nose dive in reliability in the last few years.

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  13. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2007
    Waiting for a combo update to download. If anyone finds it soon, please post.
  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I hope not. It's better with a pointer interface to have icons with various shapes. Makes them easier to find at a glance. This was (at least one point in time) part of Apple's HIG, though they seem to not care about it anymore with all the circle icons.
  15. realeric macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2009
    United States
  16. gabriel193755 macrumors member


    Jun 17, 2014
    I wish for exactly the opposite; that they use the OS X icons in iOS - this would be beautiful.

    EDIT: I also wish that they add a Launchpad to iOS, so I could have my phone just like my desktop (icon-free), just one tap and I have all my apps.
  17. Bassman1 macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2014
  18. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    Yup me too, The OCD in me don't know why always wanted the combo update :D
  19. GhostRaider macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014
    I think Apple rushed this one out and it's the last update to Yosemite. I guess they want as much people as possible working on El Capitan, not that it's a bad thing.
  20. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    Another vote for Combo Update.

    I wonder if they've finally fixed the bug which they've introduced in 10.10.3, which caused some of the systems with Intel 4000 graphics to get random kernel panics ( ). The only solution I've found was to disable the auto graphics switching in the power settings, so now the system is using the dedicated GPU instead of Intel's.
  21. biglipps66 macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2012
  22. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
    Is Mavericks affected by that security vulnerability?
  23. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    Another vote for the combo update link....I never do OS updates without the combo.
  24. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
  25. shanson27 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2011
    I can't update, because of this message

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