Apple Releases Supplemental Security Update for OS X El Capitan

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released a new version of OS X El Capitan Security Update 2016-003, fixing an additional kernel issue that could cause Macs running the operating system to freeze up and become unresponsive.

    The 2016-003 Security Update for OS X El Capitan was originally released on December 13 alongside macOS Sierra 10.12.2, but was today reissued with the fix.

    Customers who have not downloaded the security update at all will get the new version when updating their machines, while customers who previously installed the security fix will receive a supplemental update to address the freezing problem.
    Mac users who are still running OS X El Capitan can download the update through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store, and direct download links are also available (Standard Update/Supplemental Update).

    The original 2016-003 update fixed a number of security vulnerabilities in the OS X El Capitan operating system.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Supplemental Security Update for OS X El Capitan
  2. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Man 10.11.6 is running fine on my 12" rMB do I want to rattle the bee's nest ?
  3. Daniel Reed macrumors 6502

    Daniel Reed

    Sep 9, 2016
    San Francisco
    It's a security update, not a feature change.
    Yes, folks should apply the patch.
  4. coumerelli macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2003
    state of confusion.
    Ugh, ANOTHER security update? Can't apple EVER get ANYTHING right?

  5. Sinewave3 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2016
    Finally!! Too bad the prior version of this update is making my iMac run so priorly that I am unable to install the new version...
  6. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Huh. This has been happening to me, but I assumed there was a hardware problem starting to rear its ugly head on my 2015 MBP. Hopefully this is the issue instead!
  7. jasnw macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2013
    Seattle Area (NOT! Microsoft)
    I've been having this problem on my 2011 27" iMac, and I certainly hope this fixes it!
  8. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    Perfect timing for me - this freeze happened to me and now my computers running el cap are running without issue

    certainly recommended for all El Capitan users.
  9. vlad_djkax macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2016
    Fortunately, neither my cMBP nor my Wife's (both 13" Early 2011) ran into problems after the original update.. Gotta get home in order to check those fixes.
  10. Larry The L Suspended

    Jun 9, 2016
    No. Wait until you crash, lose your data, scream so loud you have a stroke, and then update.

    Aren't there any reasonable apple users that don't moan and groan the same anti apple stuff every time the slightest little thing happens? And why don't you move to Windows and receive those very other day updates? That will give you lots to complain about.

    I understand how complex computers have become and how hard it can be to prevent issues. I applaud Apple for what they do. I deplore users who love to complain for the sake of complaining. They should be banned from using Apple products, which frankly, are too good for them.
  11. Sylvan macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2008
    I think you may have missed the obvious sarcasm in his post.
  12. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    Is Apple still supporting Mavericks with any security updates if needed?
  13. tywebb13, Jan 17, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017

    tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    Not anymore. The oldest one still supported as such is yosemite, which will probably cease when macOS 10.13 is released.

    But this El Capitan one updates the build number from 15G1212 to 15G1217.
  14. Euroamerican macrumors regular


    May 27, 2010
    patch installed on 2010 MBP 13. Running fine after reboot....
  15. JosephAW macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2012
  16. chrisherbert macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2012
    I'm almost certain this is exactly what the patch fixes. I updated a few hours ago and so far, no more freezes. Fingers crossed.
  17. Silencio macrumors 68020


    Jul 18, 2002
    This bug affected nearly my entire facility, but it wasn't obvious for a few weeks due to the holiday break. Glad Apple found and pushed out the fix in a fairly reasonable timeframe.

    Now, I have to wait for Nvidia to update their web drivers for my un-flashed graphics cards before I can actually deploy this fix. At least the nMP's and the laptops don't have to wait.
  18. Bart Kela Suspended

    Bart Kela

    Oct 12, 2016
    Smilies were invented to add some subtlety to online written communications. In this case, they communicate sarcasm and the emojis used were correctly employed.

    Next time, when a contributor includes emojis, think about what made them consciously decide to include those in the post.

    As a matter of fact, MORE people here should use emojis since there are a large number of readers for whom English is not their first language.

    Thank you for reading. :D
  19. 2010mini macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
    No update for my 2010 mini. Guess it's time to upgrade....
  20. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2008
    I got lucky and had no issues with the original 003, and WatchOS 3.1.1.

    Guess it's time to tempt fate one more time...
  21. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 603

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    It wasn't very obvious.
  22. zaxxon72 macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Aren't there any reasonable apple users that don't moan and groan the same anti sarcasm stuff every time the tiniest little emoji is used?

    I understand how complex sarcasm has become and how hard it can be to spot and decipher emojis. I applaud sarcastic macrumors Users for what they do. I deplore users who love to complain for the sake of not spotting emojis. They should be banned from posting to forums, which frankly, sometimes contain good satire which makes you laugh and that, too, is good for them.

    sorry, couldn't resist ;-)

    Edit: Sorry, forgot the obEmoji :D
  23. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    This update does apply to the 2010 Mini.
  24. Gasu E. macrumors 601

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.
    Only if you missed the two emojis; for native English speakers, the extremely the silly tone helped as well.

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