Apple Rolls Out OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 Update

Mac OS X 10.9.2
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Apple has released software update v10.9.2 for all OS X Mavericks users. The update includes improvements to stability, compatibility and security.

The much-talked about SSL bug that could allow an attacker with a ‘privileged network position’ to capture or modify data protected by SSL/TLS has been patched in this update. The SSL vulnerability only affects Macs running OS X 10.9.

Apple released a patch for iOS 7 a few days ago to fix an SSL connection verification issue, which is similar to the SSL vulnerability in OS X 10.9.

About the update

The OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 Update is recommended for all OS X Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update:

  • Adds the ability to make and receive FaceTime audio calls

  • Adds call waiting support for FaceTime audio and video calls

  • Adds the ability to block incoming iMessages from individual senders

  • Includes general improvements to the stability and compatibility of Mail

  • Improves the accuracy of unread counts in Mail

  • Resolves an issue that prevented Mail from receiving new messages from certain providers

  • Improves AutoFill compatibility in Safari

  • Fixes an issue that may cause audio distortion on certain Macs

  • Improves reliability when connecting to a file server using SMB2

  • Fixes an issue that may cause VPN connections to disconnect

  • Improves VoiceOver navigation in Mail and Finder

  • Improves VoiceOver reliability when navigating websites

  • Improves compatibility with Gmail Archive mailboxes

  • Includes improvements to Gmail labels

  • Improves Safari browsing and Software Update installation when using an authenticated web proxy

  • Fixes an issue that could cause the Mac App Store to offer updates for apps that are already up to date

  • Improves the reliability of diskless NetBoot service in OS X Server

  • Fixes braille driver support for specific HandyTech displays

  • Resolves an issue when using Safe Boot with some systems

  • Improves ExpressCard compatibility for some MacBook Pro 2010 models

  • Resolves an issue which prevented printing to printers shared by Windows XP

  • Resolves an issue with Keychain that could cause repeated prompts to unlock the Local Items keychain

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent certain preference panes from opening in System Preferences

  • Fixes an issue that may prevent migration from completing while in Setup Assistant

  • Provides a fix for SSL connection verification

Learn about the OS X Mavericks v10.9.2 update and also read this support document.

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OS X 10.9.2 was first seeded to developers in December 2013.

Are you running OS X 10.9 Mavericks? Please upgrade to OS X 10.9.2 immediately.

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