Apple Releases OS X 10.9.2 With Fix for Major SSL Vulnerability, FaceTime Audio

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released OS X 10.9.2, which includes a fix for a major SSL security flaw that first came to light on Friday, after the release of iOS 7.0.6.

    The bug, which was introduced in the form of a single line of errant code that allowed an attacker to bypass SSL/TLS verification routines, left OS X users vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack. Shared wired or wireless networks could allow an attacker to intercept communications on affected machines, acquiring sensitive information like login credentials and passwords, or injecting harmful malware.

    Test on after updating to OS X 10.9.2
    While the SSL vulnerability was first introduced to iOS in 2012, it only affects Macs running OS X 10.9. Lion and Mountain Lion users are not affected.

    OS X 10.9.2 was first seeded to developers in December and has seen seven beta iterations since that time. Along with an emergency fix for the SSL bug, OS X 10.9.2 also includes FaceTime Audio, new blocking controls for iMessage and FaceTime, call waiting support for FaceTime, Mail fixes for bugs with fetching messages, AutoFill improvements, and several other bug fixes and general improvements.

    It is recommended that all users running OS X 10.9 Mavericks upgrade to OS X 10.9.2 as soon as possible to disable the vulnerability.

    - OS X Mavericks Update v10.9.2 (859.70 MB)
    - OS X Mavericks Update v10.9.2 (Combo) (859.70 MB)

    Alongside OS X 10.9.2, Apple has also released security updates for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion:

    - Security Update 2014-001 (Mountain Lion) (115.8 MB)

    - Security Update 2014-001 (Lion) (123.40 MB)
    - Security Update 2014-001 Server (Lion) (173.60 MB)

    Article Link: Apple Releases OS X 10.9.2 With Fix for Major SSL Vulnerability, FaceTime Audio
  2. musika macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2010
    New York
  3. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040


    Jul 31, 2005
    God, I hope it fixes the most annoying Safari bug where it loads a random page without finishing typing the URL.
  4. seble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2010
    I hope it fixes odd window placement bugs and failing to wake from sleep. Oh and the weird 'your computer is out of memory' bug that my late 2012 iMac got last week... I'm checking this update careful Apple...
  5. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
  6. macintologist macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    Facetime Audio support is amazing. Does anyone know what the Call waiting feature is?
  7. tarasis macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Here, there and everywhere
  8. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle, England.
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Perhaps with a fix that caused some other issues or something like that, right?
  10. sebastiann01 macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2013
    whoever said they usually come out around 1pm was spot on
  11. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Looks like 1 version for all hardware? not a retina one and everything else?
  12. AngerDanger, Feb 25, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2014

    AngerDanger macrumors 68030


    Dec 9, 2008
    Ah, yes, the man-in-the-middle attack…

  13. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009
    God I hope it fixes the issue with Microsoft Silverlight on Netflix where it stops streaming in HD (I doubt it) and also Apple TV needs a update where it fixes Netflix from snapping back to SD.
  14. hammie14 macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2010
    London, UK
    769mb for a late 2013 rMBP

    460mb (or there a bouts) for a 2012 MBA

    Wonder why the huge difference in size?
  15. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
  16. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000


    Dec 28, 2009
    I didn't think anyone was actually using Mavericks?
  17. proline macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2012
    Hatters gotta hate. Heaven forfend Apple spend four whole days to make sure they get it right.
  18. tywebb13 macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2012
  19. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    you should goto fail;
  20. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    With this release Mavericks achieves a good maturity level. The last weeks with 10.9.2 were much better than with the previous versions, especial has become much better.
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Pretty much anyone/everyone given that that is the usual time updates get released (it's not always the case, but more often than not).
  22. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
  23. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    Hopefully we'll see a download link soon, doesn't show up on apple's main download page yet.

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