Security Update 2004-09-16

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Now available via Software Update:
    There are updates for 10.2.8 + iChat 1.0, 10.2.8 + iChat 2.0, and 10.3.5 + iChat 2.1.
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I didnt think iChat needed a patch, to me it works fine.
     
  3. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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  4. Armsreach macrumors member

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    Shouldn't this have just been an iChat update?
     
  5. rog macrumors 6502

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    the knowledge base info link only tells about the 9/7 update. What's new in this. Isn't Apple having a lot of these lately? What gives?
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, Mac users get more frequent security patches than Windows does. Sweet!
     
  7. spikymohawks macrumors newbie

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    i dont get it

    y does macrumors need to post these security updates on their homepage. it could at least be on p. 2. Maybe cause they dont have enough rumors anymore... hint hint macrumors
     
  8. swissmann macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sick of all these security updates. Can't everyone just leave everyone else alone? Let's unlock our front doors and simplify computing. ;)
     
  9. fluidinclusion macrumors regular

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    Yes, but that's ok because:


    That's ok because they actually work.
     
  10. millarj macrumors newbie

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    Fixes FTP bug

    Whoo Hoo! Installed and the ftpd bug is fixed. If I can just keep the flames from shooting out of the optical drive door, this would be a perfect update. :)
     
  11. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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  12. mowogg macrumors 6502

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    iChat Update

    Wow, iChat feels so much snappier! :)
     
  13. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

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    After updating my dual 2.5 didn't restart...

    Had to manual shut down then restart...

    hmmmmmm :cool:
     
  14. PrometheusG5 macrumors member

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    Great, now where's that iPod mini software update?

    Werent there rumors of an iPod mini software update a couple of weeks ago? Where is it, Apple?
     
  15. Trekkie macrumors 6502a

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    Go back to the home page and look at the macrumors icon at the top of the page, under it, it says 'news and rumors you care about'

    This article would be in the NEWS category ;)
     
  16. Trekkie macrumors 6502a

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    Mine didn't say it needed a restart, so why restart?
     
  17. Cowtown macrumors newbie

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    Prior to the security update, it was possible to launch applications by clicking on an FTP link; for example, if you clicked on ftp:///Applications/iTunes.app, it would launch iTunes. This no longer occurs.
     
  18. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Hm, mine did say restart.

    Interesting about the FTP link thing. Was this the entire reason for the update? I don't understand what the security risk is.
     
  19. kcmac macrumors 6502

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    Going for uptime? It did say to restart. I ran permissions afterwards and it found a few things.
     
  20. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Software updates are a big deal, and I appreciate it being on the front page. If you haven't noticed, Macrumors is a community, and being such, it is a forum for many topics. There is not a censor in place to limit things only to "rumors".
     
  21. Tuttle macrumors member

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    Restart?!?

    Get your act together Apple. An iChat patch does not require a restart.
     
  22. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Personally, I won't be installing this until the webpage says what the heck it's all about..
     
  23. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, I think they know when their updates require a restart or not.
     
  24. Tuttle macrumors member

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    Wrong.

    There is no excuse for userland patches to require a system restart. A logout, maybe.
     
  25. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Well then how about a reality check? Security updates modify the core resources of OS X, and if you just quit the installer, rather than restart, parts of the OS with information about the resources stored from before the update will attempt to read information from the modified resources, potentially causing conflicts and/or kernel panics. A restart clears out the pre-modified information from RAM with the updated information. I think that's what generally happens...if not, then somebody correct me.
     

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