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

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.

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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.

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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)

Top Rated Comments

iSee Avatar
109 months ago
Good. Should have been out four days ago.

you should goto fail;
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
proline Avatar
109 months ago
Good. Should have been out four days ago.
Hatters gotta hate. Heaven forfend Apple spend four whole days to make sure they get it right.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
musika Avatar
109 months ago
Good. Should have been out four days ago.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Luap Avatar
109 months ago
Finally! Now we can wait for 10.9.3!
Woooo!!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
109 months ago
Finally! Now we can wait for 10.9.3!
Woooo!!
If you're this enthusiastic about operating system updates, you should move to Windows. You'll be whooping with joy almost every 6 hours ;)

(I appreciate your comment may have been sarcastic)
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Z400Racer37 Avatar
109 months ago
Yes!!!! Facetime audioooooooo!!!! :)
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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