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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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