Posts tagged as: Snow Leopard

Apple Releases Java Updates for Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion

Apple has posted twin Java updates for OS X, Java for OS X 2013-004 and Mac OS X v10.6 Update 16. Both deal with security, stability, and compatibility flaws. The first is targeted at Lion and Mountain Lion users, while the second is for Snow Leopard only. Regarding 2013-004, Apple cautions that the patch will […]

Apple Updates Xerox Printer Drivers for Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion

Apple released updated printer drivers for its supported Xerox printers for users of OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8). Unusually for such a release, there is not yet a list of the specific changed or added models supported by the built-in software. All three versions of OS X support a […]

Oracle, Apple update Java to Address Newly-Discovered Exploits

Oracle has released a new version of Java 7, Update 17. The patch is being released early, Oracle says, to cope with a security hole that is being “actively exploited by attackers to maliciously install the McRat executable onto unsuspecting users’ machines.” The vulnerability was made public late last week. It also fixes a second, […]

Apple Releases Java 6 SE Fix

Though recent versions of OS X no longer ship with a Java plug-in — and Apple has ceased developing its own versions and left compatibility to Java owner Oracle — the company is pushing an updated version of Oracle’s latest release of Java SE (version number 1.6.0 build 37) through its own Software Update mechanism. […]

Snow Leopard Security Update Breaks Rosetta Support

The separate Security Update 2012-001 download for Snow Leopard users is breaking apps that depend on Rosetta, according to complaints. Rosetta allows PowerPC-based apps to operate within Snow Leopard. Programs such as Eudora 6, Acrobat Pro 7, Quicken 2007, and Office 2004 will reportedly crash, freeze, or exhibit other unexpected behavior, such as failing to […]

VMware Walks Back Supporting Pre-Lion OSes in Fusion

VMware will soon reverse an important change introduced with Fusion 4.1, according to an official blog post. Undocumented in the update was the ability to run virtualized copies of the Leopard and Snow Leopard clients. Apple’s licensing normally restricts virtualization to Lion, Leopard Server and Snow Leopard Server. “When the license verification step was added […]

Fusion 4.1 Enables Virtual Leopard, Snow Leopard on Mac

VMware’s Fusion 4.1 update has made an important, undocumented change, users have discovered. The software will now run virtualized Leopard and Snow Leopard clients, something that was previously blocked. The only requirement is that a user click “Continue” to assert that they have a license to run either OS on their system. Beginning with Lion, […]

Apple Ships Java SE 6 Update for Lion and Snow Leopard

Apple has quietly posted a Java SE 6 update for Lion (version 1.6.0_29), as well as updating the Java runtime for Snow Leopard to the same version. The release fixes multiple security vulnerabilities that exist in Java 1.6.0_26. Mac OS X Lion was the first OS release not to ship with a Java runtime installed […]

MacBook Pro Video 1.0 for Mid-2010 15-inch Model Released

The MacBook Pro Video Update 1.0 is intended specifically for the version called the “mid-2010” 15-inch MacBook Pro, which was released on April 13th of that year and were the first to incorporate the i5 and i7 processors. According to a technote, the problem affects machines produced between April 2010 and February 2011. If the […]

XProtect – Attempts to Disable OS X Anti-Malware Safeguards

A Mac Trojan now in circulation attempts to disable OS X’s built-in anti-malware protection, known as XProtect, according to security firm F-Secure. Identified with the label OSX/Flashback.C, the Trojan first decrypts the paths of XProtectUpdater files, then unloads the XProtectUpdater daemon. To finish the job, the malware then overwrites the XProtectUpdater files with a blank […]

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