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Security Update 2015-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

Apple has issued Security Update 2015-005 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, mirroring many of the security fixes that are included with the concurrently released 10.10.4 Yosemite (see “Apple Improves Networking in OS X 10.10.4,” 30 June 2015). The lengthy list of patched vulnerabilities includes multiple memory corruption issues in QuickTime, an integer overflow in the Security framework code for parsing S/MIME email messages, the handling of filenames of photos added to the local photo library, a memory corruption issue in the Bluetooth HCI interface, and intermediate certificates incorrectly issued by certificate authority CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center, which manages the .cn domain; see Glenn Fleishman’s Macworld article on the security updates for more about the CNNIC vulnerability). Security Update 2015-005 is available via Software Update or via direct download from Apple’s Support Downloads Web site. (Free. For 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, 207 MB; for 10.9.5 Mavericks, 160 MB)


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Comments about Security Update 2015-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)
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Ron Lynch  2015-07-06 22:30
The update prevents EasySIMBL from working in Mavericks (10.9) which is required by TheLostFinderNewWindow. This eliminates the best fix for the terrible decision to remove the ability to always open folders in a new Finder windows by double-clicking on them without pressing a modifier key on the keyboard.