Apple Security Update
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Apple Security Update is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.

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ianrid commented on 12 Sep 2013
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.
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DevTools-Inc. replied on 13 Sep 2013
This is a combo update (i.e. it contains all security updates for Mac OS X 10.6.8).
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ianrid replied on 13 Sep 2013
It's what Software Update served me.
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Surfspirit replied on 15 Sep 2013
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?
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Soft68 commented on 02 Jul 2013
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
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Derekcurrie replied on 12 Sep 2013
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.
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ianrid commented on 04 Jun 2013
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.
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Albabe replied on 05 Jun 2013
I agree. It's nice that they haven't dropped us Snow Leopard users... yet.
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Michael Haeusler commented on 15 Mar 2013
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.
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Holypoly replied on 16 Mar 2013
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.
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Holypoly replied on 17 Mar 2013
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.
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Matt68 commented on 14 Mar 2013
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.
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Aargl replied on 30 Mar 2013
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.
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Aargl replied on 30 Mar 2013
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. :-/
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Panico commented on 15 Oct 2012
What's new since Sep 19?
Software Update doesn't even see this one (Oct 15)
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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 15 Oct 2012
Nothing new :) This was unintentionally posted to the home page for a brief amount of time.
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Aargl commented on 24 Sep 2012
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!!!)
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Uncoy replied on 09 Feb 2014
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.
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Aargl replied on 09 Feb 2014
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.
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Jazzyguy commented on 22 Sep 2012
Thank You Misha for the MailPlugInFix it worked great!
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Wodehouse reviewed on 21 Sep 2012
On the September 19th Security Update. I am on 10.6.8. This has made Mail completely unusable. Unopenable. Any suggestions anyone?
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Albabe replied on 21 Sep 2012
See Below:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37804/mailpluginfix
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Wodehouse replied on 21 Sep 2012
Thanks. Already tried that. No incompatible plugins found, it says.
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Wodehouse replied on 25 Sep 2012
Sorry to have bothered you, folks. Found an answer here
https://discussions.apple.com/message/19743755#19743755
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Vancurren reviewed on 20 Sep 2012
This security update appears to have disabled certain Apple Mail 4.6 bundles, including MailTabs and WideMail. And I do miss WideMail!
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Misha replied on 20 Sep 2012
Try this: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37804/mailpluginfix
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Whitebuck replied on 20 Sep 2012
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!
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Vancurren replied on 20 Sep 2012
Thanks ever so, Misha. Works like gangbusters!!!
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Aargl replied on 24 Sep 2012
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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G3p0 had trouble on 21 Mar 2011
Don't know if anyone else has had this problem, but I am having issues with the firmware on the optical drive. Just had it replaced by Apple last week after the other one failed, so I am not sure if it is the exact model that came with my first-gen Unibody.

"Quit all open applications and try updating again. If the problem continues, contact Apple support."

There are no open applications and I quit any extraneous processes in Activity Monitor, tried again, and the same error.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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G3p0 replied on 21 Mar 2011
Ok, tried this in Safe Mode and nothing is different. Tried repairing permissions and running again. No change.
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Elmo151 had trouble on 21 Sep 2010
I don't know what it did for my security but it seems to have screwed up the "enter" problem that was recently fixed in safari. I've moved over to firefox which is behaving normally
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Chgr5 had trouble on 25 Aug 2010
New Mac System 10.6.4-- Software update notified me of Security Update 2010-05, and I downloaded yesterday without remembering I had a flask disk in 1 of 4 USB ports. Now if I try a restart with the flash disk in 2 of the 4 ports (including the one it was in or the one with the printer connection), I get a blank grey screen. If the flash disk is in one of the other ports, no problem. If another flash disk is in any of the 4 ports, no problem. I have reinstalled the security update and reformatted the problem flash disk without success
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Rog had trouble on 25 Aug 2010
I installed the update, restarted and came back to find the screen blinking blue, black with a curser, blue, black with a curser. I powered off and ran AppleJack on restart. It is still doing it. I have the verbose startup on and I can see that it is starting up, then the nebula picture appears and then it goes blue and starts cycling. I'm debating starting time machine recovery now, so it will do it while I sleep...or waiting to find a solution tomorrow when I get up. I'm to tired to troubleshhot at 4am.
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Ebfbnl replied on 28 Aug 2010
I have exactly the same. I copy my posting on Apple Discussions here. Perhaps the additional information prompts someone to give a helpful tip.


After installing SU 2010-005 my Mac Pro (2006, 10.6.4) doesn't display the login screen anymore: it seems to hang in an endless loop before it reaches login state.

In the mean time I have tried the following:
1) reset PRAM -- no effect
2) Safe startup with shift key pressed -- halfway though the startup procedure the colourful background picture is shown for about 1-2 secs (without login window) and then reverts to the same endless loop
3) Restore from Time Machine, clean all font, internet, user and system caches. Installation of SU 2010-005 gives the same result unfortunately

I have used my current Mac Pro hardware configuration with a Dell 24" screen for several years without much of a problem (except the occasional hard disk failure).
Any good advice what I might do other than not installing the Security Update?

Thanks,
Erik
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Ebfbnl replied on 28 Aug 2010
I have posted a bug report with Apple under number 8368744.
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Yaltmacuser replied on 29 Aug 2010
I had the same symptoms, but curiously on only one of 3 iMacs/MacBookPro that we have. What worked in the end for me was 1)doing a Time Machine restore and getting that working properly (import Mail, etc.); 2)starting from the Snow Leopard install disk and then installing Mac OS 10.6 over the existing 10.6.4. This was on a 2009 iMac. The install of 10.6 worked well and retained everything else perfectly (users, files, HD). I then applied a few rounds of Software Update, with restarts, and then lastly applied the Security Update 2010-005 using Software Update and final restart. Now all is well and everything works great again.

Hope this helps.
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Curious George had trouble on 31 Mar 2010
After installing Security Update 2010-002 on 10.5.8, Apache (Web Sharing) will no longer start. I have multiple sites configured and two support SSL. The following error is now logged when Apache is launched:

2010-03-31 4:53:39 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (org.apache.httpd) Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
2010-03-31 4:53:41 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (org.apache.httpd[1954]) Exited with exit code: 1

I assume the "fixes" for OpenSSL are affecting the self-signed certificate for Apache. (grrrrr)
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Curious George commented on 31 Mar 2010
OK, figured it out.

First of all, there's a post I ran across (somewhere) where an Apple developer stated that the "Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight" can be ignored (it's an overloaded/misused plist "key" Apple is using and it's supposed to disappear in 10.6 [and maybe it has]).

Secondly, Apple's Security Update 2010-02 breaks perl for some users. They're installing some old stuff -- again! They also did the same thing with the 2009-001 Security Update (bad dawg, Apple!).

See the following blog post on this topic: http://bulknews.typepad.com/blog/2009/02/mac-os-x-security-update-2009001-breaks-perl-cpan.html. Just replace 2009-01 with 2010-02 and consider that you'll download the CPAN module IO-125 instead of IO-123 and everything else is the same.

Just in case the URL didn't come through, above, you can find the blog by searching (via Google) for "Mac OS X Security Update 2009-001 might break your Perl (CPAN)" ... enjoy (well, as much as you can "enjoy" having to fix things broken by updates -- DEFINITION: software updates - changing known problems for unknown problems!) #;-)
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Gregm had trouble on 20 Jan 2010
Dangit!!!

My dock no longer functions beyond getting the command balloons up. They don't respond and just hang there 'til I move my cursor to "Finder" in my top menu bar. Grrrrr

Yes, I did run a permissions repair.
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Gregm replied on 20 Jan 2010
FIxed:
Tossed the Dock Prefs and .db file --- rebuilt the dock with my apps. works OK now
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Cuneyt had trouble on 18 Dec 2008
After installing 2008-008 this on my 10.4.11 PPC through software update my dock crashes every 5 seconds, almost anytime I click something and my mouse jumps from one place to another..
Anyone can help me out..?
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ranwallace commented on 22 Dec 2008
I don't suggest downloading this update at all.

After downloading the update, my dock disappears with each mouse click.
Programs are locking up and force quit doesn't work.
My cursor is jumping all over the screen.

Called Apple, I may have well just been talking to the idiots at Dell Tech. support. They act like you are an idiot because you are having a problem. And don't forget it's never the OS. It's my fault.

If anyone has suggestions, I would love to hear from you.
Meanwhile I am on Dell.com looking at the Notebooks. I am ready to ditch this Mac.
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MisterMarkE had trouble on 09 Oct 2008
Anyone else experiencing repeated Safari crashes when loading PDFs? After the security update 2008-006 was installed on my G5 running OS X 10.4.11 with Safari 3.1.2, some embedded PDFs (viewed by clicking the link in Safari) cause the app to hang - the result of a kernel panic that requires a force quit. This is signaled by a grey screen and a spinning beachball.

The problem arises very frequently and is easily reproducible. Downloaded PDFs cause no problems. And if I command+click the link to open the PDF in a tab, and then wait for it to load in the background, I can then view it in Safari. And more, if I view it in the tab, and then go back to the other tab and click directly on the same link to view it, it will then load. If I click on a PDF link on the same site, though, it will likely hang.

It seems that clicking on a PDF in Safari that hasn't already loaded is what causes the hang. But because only some Safari-embedded PDFs cause the problem, I'm wondering if it's related to font handing, which is one of the supposed 15 issues that the update is meant to address. (I don't have the adobe plug-in, and prior to the update experienced zero problems with PDFs).

I have ruled out imputmanager conflicts and fixed permissions using Onyx and Disk Utility. My next step is to rebuild the font cache.
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pfackelmann had trouble on 16 Sep 2008
After installing this update (Mac OS X - PowerPC (67.8MB)) and launching Control Network
I get the text:

"Your network preferences have been changed by another program"

ad infinitum.

I have to force System Controls to quit.

Another restart doesn't help.
Can't use System Control Network.

(Powerbook, PowerPC G3, 10.4.11)

As I use a German system the terms used may be not 100% exact.
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greenmanyyz replied on 16 Sep 2008
I'm seeing the same thing... G4 dual 500 10.4.11

I run Applejack (in SUM mode) prior to any updates... install update, run Applejack again and restart

System Pref's - Network - and almost immediately a window pops up saying "Your network settings have been changed by another application"

Clicking 'OK' just pops it back up again. Have to quickly quit System Pref.'s after OK'ing the alert.
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rich k. replied on 17 Sep 2008
me to:

"Your network preferences have been changed by another program"

ad infinitum.


Bad Apple
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northernspy commented on 21 Sep 2008
Regarding the "Your network settings have been changed by another application" pop-up window that won't go away:

I just had this problem, and here's how I fixed it. I do not know if the results are reproducible (and I don't want to have to find out ;-)

Click on the OK button in the error window, and VERY QUICKLY, before it pops up again, click anything within Network window to navigate further. (At this point, the pop-up stopped for me.) I then made a small change in the settings and saved. (I don't know making the small change was necessary.)

Good luck!
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mkrad had trouble on 19 Mar 2008
Applied update - OS hosed - will not boot - recommend cloning before applying update. Am now trying to restore from time machine backup from 2 days ago. 38GB w/250GB to go. what a PITA. Never happened to me with mac update, many times with Windows.
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Surfspirit rated on 15 Sep 2013

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