Category: Mac OS X Leopard

Safari 5.0.5 Available, Security Update 2011-002

Apple has released a minor update to Safari pushing the browser to version 5.0.5. The company also released a security update package for both Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Leopard.

Safari 5.0.5 which is available through Software Update or Apple’s website and according to the company only includes the latest security updates.

Apple also released Security Update 2011-002 for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Leopard:

Apple Delivers Extensive Security Update for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6

Apple has today released Security Update (2010-005) for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6. Apple offers limited information about the update in Software Update but gives extensive details on this support page.

The update is available for Mac OS X Server 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5.8 , Mac OS X Server 10.6 , Mac OS X 10.6.4.

Apple Releases Security Update 2010-001

Security Update 2010-001 – Snow LeopardLeopard

Security Update 2010-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: Apple Security Updates.

ZFS No Show Down to Licensing Issues

During the testing of Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server the much hyped file system ZFS did make a brief appearance, as it did with Mac OS X Leopard client and server. Neither of these operating systems actually shipped with ZFS read or writing capabilities this is partly due to a licensing issue says data storage expert Robin Harris.

Sun prefers the CDDL and may have asked for some extra protections, including Apple’s promise not seek damages should Sun lose the ZFS patent infringement suits initiated by NetApp, that caused Apple to reconsider the business risk of ZFS.

Harris goes onto explain that Sun could release ZFS under a GNU General Public License (GPL) but that would allow its conclusion in other environments, Harris continues saying that Oracle’s imminent acquisition of Sun could bring the ZFS licensing issues to light again.

Security Update Addresses DNS Vulnerability

Security Update 2009-004

Security Update 2009-004 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.

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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.8

Apple has today released Mac OS X 10.5.8 for client and server installs of Leopard.

The 10.5.8 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, as well as specific fixes for:

- compatibility and reliability issues when joining AirPort networks.
- an issue that could cause some monitor resolutions to no longer appear in Displays System Preferences.
- issues that may affect Bluetooth reliability.

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3606.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update
Mac OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update
Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 Update – 274MB
Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 Combo Update

Alongside Mac OS X 10.5.8, Apple has also released a security update for Mac OS X 10.4, Security Update 2009-003 is recommended for all users of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

Security Update 2009-003 (Tiger Intel) – 166 MB
Security Update 2009-003 (Tiger PPC) – 76 MB
Security Update 2009-003 (Server Tiger Universal) – 204 MB
Security Update 2009-003 (Server Tiger PPC) – 130 MB

Apple Continues Testing Latest Leopard Update [Seed Notes]

Apple began testing Mac OS X 10.5.8 just over one month ago and has this week delivered another build to registered developers.

Build 9L25 includes just two areas of change; a fix to the “Save As” option in Mail app and URL localisation but an ever expanding list of focus areas suggests Apple may be looking to make 10.5.8 the final update for Leopard. In particular Apple has begun asking developers to focus on underlying technologies within Mac OS X.

Seed notes for Mac OS X 10.5.8 9L25 below.

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Apple Ramps Up Mac OS X 10.5.8 Development [Seed Notes]

While Apple began testing of Mac OS X 10.5.8 just prior to WWDC the latest builds have begun showing signs of another mammoth update.

Build 9L16 was given to developers earlier today and asks those with the build to focus on AirPort, ColorSync, AppKit, AddressBook, Safari and USB amongst others.

Seed notes below.

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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.7

Apple has today released the long awaited Mac OS X 10.5.7 update. The update which had been in testing since late February contained several hundred bug fixes and enhancements in its last seed over the weeekend.

The 10.5.7 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3397

Mac OS X 10.5.7 is available in software update.

Mac OS X 10.5.7 Due Friday, 9J60 With Developers [Seed Notes]

A report from Mac|Life today claims that Mac OS X 10.5.7 which first entered developer testing in late February will finally reach the awaiting public this Friday.

Elsewhere Apple has released yet another build of Mac OS X 10.5.7 to its developer community, build 9J60 offers just one listed fix and Safari 4 remains in the list of known issues. It should be noted that many developers have confirmed to World of Apple that Safari 4 works fine in Mac OS X 10.5.7 but there appears to be an issue with the installer.

Seed note for Mac OS X 10.5.7 9J60 below.

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