Security Update 2019-004 PULLED from Apple Downloads

Earl Urley

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https://eclecticlight.co/2019/07/25...-for-sierra-and-high-sierra-security-updates/

Security Update 2019-004 for Sierra and High Sierra may cause problems with sleep. Either activating or waking up.

Already mentioned on Macintouch and above website; MacRumors, AppleInsider, MacObserver totally mum about this MAJOR issue. MacSurfer News points to above website.

Edit: appears to be related to an update to the BridgeOS powering the T1 and T2 chips.
Mostly 2016-2018 MacBooks and Mac Mini 2018s affected.
 
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hideous cheese

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Yeah. I hadn't updated yet anyway, but just refreshed MAS updates and it had gone - was coming to ask if it had been pulled!
 

ColdCase

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I wait weeks before updating, but was catching up two days ago and didn't notice 2019-004 was a recent release. My 2017 iMac doesn't have the sleep issues reported on the support forums, but it did blow away months of Time Machine backup.

Problems were reported weeks ago in beta testing, dunno why Apple didn't fix it before releasing to the masses.
 

wellander1

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Does anyone still have the file? I have one older Mac that the issue does not affect and want the update for the that computer.
Thanks.
 

packeteer

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I installed it, and now my wifi is broken. Cant connect to any network, not even my phone! :(
 

packeteer

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^^^^I had no issues on my cMP 5,1. What machine are you running?

Lou
it's the top machine in my sig...
MacBookPro12,1 | 2.7Ghz | 8GB | 250GB SSD | OSX 10.13.6

it's the first time I've experienced Wifi issues, but it does seem to coincide with the patch
 

MIKX

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It is still there in my App Store available updates - not going to risk it.

I'm surprised at how little response there has been to it being pulled .. but more so that it is still available for download on my cMP.
 

Earl Urley

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Yes, the new Security Update 2019-004 also has a new upload date of.. today!

It also appeared in my High Sierra App Store but with the name 10.13.6 after the Security Update part..
 

flowrider

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Hello Lou,

What is the Safari 12.1.2 build number after this "High Sierra (07/29/2020) Security Update 2020-0004" ?

Thanks
Came
I haven't booted into or updated High Sierra yet. But in Mojave (10.14.6, Supplememtal Update) Safari 12.1.2 is Build (14607.3.9).

Lou
 
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TomH TX

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I had installed it 2 weeks ago or whenever it came out. No problems. However, this morning it is showing up again. Seems like they have done this on a couple of the security updates - multiple releases of slightly different versions. I will wait this time.
 

mac_in_tosh

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I'm running High Sierra on an older MacBook Pro and did the large update yesterday. After rebooting, I was having several issues, including -

o Safari was very slow, right-clicking on links brought up the spinning beach ball and some sites never loaded.

o If I clicked on a Pages file, it opened Pages but to the screen where you choose the format of the document i.e. it didn't open the Pages file.

o If I highlighted a file name in order to rename it, the rename process took a long time.

o Attached encrypted USB drive kept dismounting and requiring re-enter of password.

The odd thing is that these only occurred in a user account. My administrator account didn't appear to have any issues. Logging out of the user account didn't help so I did a reboot. I noticed that the reboot took a while with a progress bar showing so I guessed that something was being installed. Now the user account appears to be acting better.
 
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