Apple Releases OS X 10.10.5 With DYLD Vulnerability Patch, Bug Fixes

os_x_yosemite_round_iconApple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, an under-the-hood update that introduces bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements. OS X 10.10.5 is being released to the public after two developer betas and one month of testing.

The OS X 10.10.5 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Today's update notably includes a fix for the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow malware to gain root access to a Mac. Earlier this month, a DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit was found to be in use in the wild, so this is an update that all Mac users running Yosemite will want to install as soon as possible.

This update:

- Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail
- Fixes an issue in Photos that prevents importing videos from GoPro cameras
- Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files.

OS X 10.10.5 is likely to be one of the last updates to OS X Yosemite, which will soon be retired in favor of its successor, OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Currently in testing, OS X El Capitan builds on the features introduced with Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience.

Once OS X El Capitan is available for download, OS X Yosemite will see only minor maintenance updates designed to fix security flaws and other major bugs. OS X El Capitan is expected to be released to the public in the fall.

Update 10:33 AM: Fixes and improvements for Apple Music are available in a separate iTunes 12.2.2 update also available through Software Update in the Mac App Store.

Update 11:20 AM: Apple has also released Security Update 2015-006 for Mavericks and Mountain Lion users, as well as Safari 8.0.8 for Yosemite, 7.1.8 for Mavericks, and 6.2.8 for Mountain Lion.

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67952 Avatar
117 months ago
How the f*ck do you fix this new never-ending Software Update bug???? Apple's QA and software in general has taken a nose dive in reliability in the last few years.



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tywebb13 Avatar
117 months ago
https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1832

Here you go.
Thanks for that. Here are the rest of the links:

10.10.5 combo: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1832?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

10.10.5 delta: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1833?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

mavericks security update 2015-006: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1834?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

mountain lion security update 2015-006: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1835?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

itunes 12.2.2: https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/itunes12/031-31872-20150813-B2459290-41B7-11E5-A64D-900D11BA098F/iTunes12.2.2.dmg

Safari 6.2.8 for mountain lion: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/45/36/031-28342/piu9tsargpvuaxdnlhf1s0dulnxiuxc8ee/Safari6.2.8MountainLion.pkg

Safari 7.1.8 for mavericks: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/59/33/031-28345/vywohd6l5y80md897mas9u1zy3ur7d6idc/Safari7.1.8Mavericks.pkg

There isn't a separate link for safari 8.0.8 for yosemite because it is part of the os x 10.10.5 update.

I should point out that a full installer is also available on the mac app store and if you haven't got yosemite yet it would be a good idea to get this now to make a bootable usb for 10.10.5 because soon yosemite will completely disappear from the mac app store altogether once el capitan is released.

You might not need it yet. But when mavericks disappeared when yosemite was released people complained about the lack of availability of it and resorted to getting it through torrents instead. This is not desirable.

So basically even if you don't need it yet, I'd say get yosemite the legitimate way - WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cougarcat Avatar
117 months ago
Personally I wish they would replace dock icons with iOS ones
I hope not. It's better with a pointer interface to have icons with various shapes. Makes them easier to find at a glance. This was (at least one point in time) part of Apple's HIG, though they seem to not care about it anymore with all the circle icons.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Weaselboy Avatar
117 months ago
Waiting for a combo update to download. If anyone finds it soon, please post.
https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1832

Here you go.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mygoldens Avatar
117 months ago
I will take it, patches/security updates are a good thing!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djang0 Avatar
117 months ago
How the f*ck do you fix this new never-ending Software Update bug???? Apple's QA and software in general has taken a nose dive in reliability in the last few years.

Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)