Mac OS X 10.2 Security Upgrade

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One day after the release! Were heading towards a ms style of system updates LOL.
 

big

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Feb 20, 2002
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right after rebooting, the thing popped up like a mofo
 

Bartman

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Jan 2, 2002
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Originally posted by W-_-W
One day after the release!
Actually, the release date is tomorrow, so it's one day BEFORE release and we get the first update.

Way to be proactive Apple! :)
 

Nipsy

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Jan 19, 2002
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Apple:
Release security update 1 day before software

M$:
Have vulnerabilty submitted privately. Do nothing for 2 months. Have irate vuln. finder disclose vuln. publicly. Issue press release about how harmless vuln. is. Do nothing for 2 months. Wait until billions have been wasted recovering systems from vuln. in homes and offices worldwide. Release 'Critical' update.

I'll vote for Apple's approach anyday...
 

passwordispong

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May 30, 2002
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Originally posted by W-_-W
One day after the release! Were heading towards a ms style of system updates LOL.
I haven't read the complete readme on the security update so dont flame me if i am incorrect on this, but the difference here between apple and microsoft is apple is NOT updating security for stuff they wrote, on the other hand microsoft is always patching their own code.
 

kungfu

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Jan 21, 2002
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they need to update the spinny thing in software update... the new one is much better. what is "sun rpc"?

kungfu
 

bit_bucket

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sun_rpc

sun_rpc is portmap. It is on all flavors of unix. I basically is a port that listens for various request such as NFS mount requests and other things that use remote proceedure call... If your curious portmap runs on port 111 tcp/udp check out your /etc/services. It is also known as rpcbind...

bit_bucket
 

King Cobra

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Mar 2, 2002
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greenplasticcup, how many towers do you have? :rolleyes: :D

>a ms style of system updates LOL.

Wdog, remember when OS X 10.1 was released? I think Apple had a Security Update going a short while after that. Then came Installer Update sometime later, then an eventual OS update.

The same thing probably will happen here with Jaguar. Besides, it's not like if you didn't get the updates every week or so your computer would become more prone to crashes. :p
 

skunk

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Jun 29, 2002
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Here's one....

Perhaps this "security update" is tagging us all as we speak. The spiel says

increased security to prevent unauthorized access to applications, servers, and the operating system.

Whose unauthorized access, eh?:confused: Does it detect duplicated Jaguar installations?
 

peterjhill

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Apr 25, 2002
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Without reading anything, it probably fixes some buffer overflow vulnerabilty, or some other clever hack that someone came up with.
 

eric_n_dfw

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Jan 2, 2002
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Re: Here's one....

Originally posted by skunk
Perhaps this "security update" is tagging us all as we speak. The spiel says

increased security to prevent unauthorized access to applications, servers, and the operating system.

Whose unauthorized access, eh?:confused: Does it detect duplicated Jaguar installations?
Doubtfull. But maybe you need to buy as many copies of OS X as you use. ;)
 

greenplasticcup

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Jul 16, 2001
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King Cobra -- Just one tower at work. I thought it would sound wierd if I was saying "I'm installing jaguar right now." since I was typing; and unfortunately you can't goof off at macrumors while installing the OS. I just was trying to distinguish between my laptop and my tower.
 

BongHits

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May 2, 2002
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Re: Here's one....

Originally posted by skunk
Perhaps this "security update" is tagging us all as we speak. The spiel says

increased security to prevent unauthorized access to applications, servers, and the operating system.

Whose unauthorized access, eh?:confused: Does it detect duplicated Jaguar installations?
every single security update i've had says that...i bet it has nothing to do with the MS style of watching where every copy of XP is installed (wouldn't it be counter-productive to monitor all your customers? but then again i guess they don't care...)
 

Tom-Servo

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Aug 12, 2002
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Doot.

This update is the Open SSL security update that was patched into 10.1.5. They didn't get it put into Jaguar apparently before it went GM. So now this is bringing security parity to Jaguar. At least that is what my developer friend is telling me. But it makes sense since lots of websites were talking about them having to roll in a few security updates that were put into 10.1 recently.
 

oeyvind

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Apr 20, 2002
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It's not one day before... remember folks there's multiple time zone in this world of ours... it's already afternoon of the 8/24 now in the Far East and evening in the pacific.

^^
 

Falleron

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Where can I download the update from the web? I like to keep the updates so that i dont have to download them again (I only have a 56k modem) if my system ever needed a re-install (not likely).