For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
This latest security update for Snow Leopard is even bigger than the last - 348MB for my iMac. There must be some major changes in the underpinning to the system going on.Nice to have a security patch for Safari 5, too.Bravo to Apple for continuing to support SL.
This is a combo update (i.e. it contains all security updates for Mac OS X 10.6.8).
It's what Software Update served me.
Unfortunately if I knew the results I would NOT update to this last 2013-004 security update, Chronories stop syncing the send mails of the new updated Mail app, the updated Safari makes the computer painful slow, I have installed the TimeMachine Safari 5.1.9 version and the problem is gone, so the new Snow Leopard updated Safari is a nightmare. And the system overall seems sluggish, way to sell new macs?
Apple is really screwing up 10.7 If you are running 10.7, after you update 10.7.5, the App Store will not connect. There are tons of people are having this problem. Intend to make App Store works, I had to re-install 10.7 but only update it to 10.7.3 Anywhere pass that, App Store will not connect. Maybe that's the reason Apple jumps to 10.8 right after 10.7.5
I'm no fan of OS X 10.7. The Finder is slow and clunky. Safari 6.0.x is a detrimental RAM hog to the point of dragging the system down into Sit&Spin crawl mode.However, I don't know what you're talking about regarding the Mac App Store. I am clearly not one of the 'tons of people' having this problem, nor do I know ANY of the 'tons of people' having this problem.When odd problems like this appear, this is the usual strategy:1) Repair your boot disk. You can boot to the repair volume if you have 10.7.x installed.2) Repair your boot disk's permissions. (Yes contrarians, this can be incredibly useful).3) Then freshly download and install from Apple the "Combo" update for your version of OS X. Not the mere 'update', the "Combo" update. They are quite different. The Combo will clean up the entire OS X installation with the proper parts, not just the items affected by the mere 'update'.This 3 step procedure typically cleans up odd errors resulting from updates. If it does NOT, then I personally suggest a major commercial repair program like DiskWarrior or TechTool Pro. There are a few others as well.If THAT doesn't work, you could have any of several different problems, including bad disk sectors, a dying hard drive or SSL drive. Take your Mac into the Apple Store (if one is near by) or a Mac repair shop if you're not comfortable reformatting the drive to replace bad sectors or entirely replacing the hard drive.In any case, what you're experiencing is NOT normal. I've never heard of it before with 10.7.5 update.
Security Update 2013-002 for 10.6.8 is a biggie -- 330 MB. Good that Apple are still supporting Snow Leopard. Wonder if that will continue once 10.9 comes out.
I agree. It's nice that they haven't dropped us Snow Leopard users... yet.
Messed up Safari 5.1.8 in MacOS 10.6.8. Took me half an hour to find out that SafariStand 5.1.182 with SIMBL for 10.6 was creating the compatibility problem. Otherwise everything seems to work fine.
Safari 5.1.8 running fine here with Stand enabled. On my other machine, I had to revert back to Safari 5.1.7 as I got constant crashes (no problems, however, in Safe Boot mode). Hmm...extension conflict perhaps - almost like in the good old Classic days ? ;) Most Safari extensions were disabled after updating the (still working) Mac, both are Early 2011 MBPs. Can't be Stand's fault alone methinks.
Safari 5.1.8. still running fine after re-installing all the extensions missing from the list in Preferences. To be safe, I uninstalled SIMBL from my system, no longer having any use for it anyway.
The Snow Leopard version should have its own entry on MU... I realize that most will discover this via SW Update, but at first glance it would get missed since it has been lumped into the version for 10.7.
I totally agree with you! I've discovered it yesterday in SW Update! And AFAIK, it's the first time Safari update is included in a Security Update package!Luckily, Safari 5.1.8 has fixed some compatibility glitches I had with other apps and I can see it has some nice eye candy too. ;-)I'm pretty happy with this update and had no issue till now.
Strange enough, there's no mention at all about Safari 5.1.8 at Apple... I can't even know if I can throw away the 5.1.7 updater. :-/
What's new since Sep 19?Software Update doesn't even see this one (Oct 15)
Nothing new :) This was unintentionally posted to the home page for a brief amount of time.
I'd like to do a bit of philosophy, here:- potential security leaks are likely to be exploited until they're not known, so It's very probable that after a few months most of them have not to be feared anymore... ;-)- when you take a look at what is fixed, the risks are probably very low for the average home user, while they're higher for big corporate's servers, of course- my Mini G4 running Tiger is no longer security-updated by Apple since years, neither my G5 running Leopard, do you think I've been attacked in anyway? ;-D- just like you, I've done all the security updates until the previous one, but I've always wondered if they were really useful: one thing is pretty sure, if I had to reinstall my old systems, I would stick to the lowest well-running version and avoid as much updates as possible, as I've always noticed a drop in performance after applying all the updates of any kind in the life of a system (it looks as Apple would intentionally fatten the system till the average user thinks "ok, Tiger is too slow, Leopard will be better, let’s buy it!" and so on, but of course Apple wouldn't think that way, ain't they? ;-)Those are just conjectures, and most people might disagree, but I’m a twenty-year-old mac user (since system 7), so I’m talking based on my experience... ;-)The least that you can keep of my words is that you can refrain from updating your system immediately when an update comes out — except if it fixes issues that you’ve encountered on important things, of course — wait to read if people are happy with this update, wait for fixes if the update breaks something (anyone remembers the infamous 10.3.x update bug that erased firewire HDs if they were connected during the update? I personally destroyed all the data of a friend film-maker doing that damned update!!!)
Interesting idea that the final versions make running the previous OS a pain. Certainly Safari after 5.0.5 has been nothing but trouble. I keep having to revert on my Snow Leopard machines.
Thanks! :-)Of course, now that Mac OS is free, what I wrote about Apple pushing users to adopt the next OS doesn't make sense anymore ;-), but I must add, now that I've tried and benchmarked 10.6, 10.8 and 10.9 on the same machine that there's a loss in performance (well 10.9 came back close to 10.6...), the gain being on certain functions and apps, and a global impression of fluidity that's really pleasant. :-)In the end, I stayed on 10.6 mainly because of Rosetta and colors... :-/The new grey look makes me think I'm in the soviet union. ;-)About 10.6 Safari, current 5.1.10 version runs well. I think in 10.8/10.9, the browser builds pages before displaying them, instead of building them live, that's why there's an impression of speed and fluidity.
Thank You Misha for the MailPlugInFix it worked great!
On the September 19th Security Update. I am on 10.6.8. This has made Mail completely unusable. Unopenable. Any suggestions anyone?
Thanks. Already tried that. No incompatible plugins found, it says.
Sorry to have bothered you, folks. Found an answer herehttps://discussions.apple.com/message/19743755#19743755
This security update appears to have disabled certain Apple Mail 4.6 bundles, including MailTabs and WideMail. And I do miss WideMail!
Try this: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37804/mailpluginfix
Thanks Misha, good info. MailPluginFix does re-enable Letterbox, but nothing I tried fixed Apples disabling of Growl Mail. So Thunderbird it will stay. Apple surely won't intentionally muck it up, like they did Apple Mail, I hope. Thanks Apple!
Thanks ever so, Misha. Works like gangbusters!!!
Whitebuck>Googling around, I've found a Terminal procedure dealing with the file /System/Library/Frameworks/Message.framework/Resources/Info.plist to authorize mail plugins! (I haven't tested it yet)Good luck and let us know! :-)
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