Apple posts security updates for Lion, Mountain Lion — update now!

Apple posts security updates for Lion, Mountain Lion — update now!

In addition to OS X 10.9.2, Apple has posted security updates for OS X 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Both of those are available either through the Software Update system preference or directly from Apple's web site.

While much has been made of a data security bug that affects iOS and OS X Mavericks involving SSL/TLS, Lion and Mountain Lion are not affected by that problem.

Despite that, Apple has patched over two dozen other security issues in these new updates. Apple has posted a long list of patches in 10.9.2 and the new updates worth looking at if you're curious about what's changed.

Many Mac users have upgraded to Mavericks, Apple's first free OS X upgrade since 10.1. But some users are still hanging on to older versions of OS X for compatibility's sake or because they neither want nor need the new features of Mavericks. If you fall into that camp, please make sure to apply this security update as soon as possible anyway - better to be safe than sorry.

Peter Cohen

Managing Editor of iMore, Mac and gaming specialist and all-around technologist. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

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There are 6 comments. Add yours.

ctt1wbw says:

Holding out on a free major OS update. I'll never understand people.

Illustrator Joe says:

"But some users are still hanging on to older versions of OS X for compatibility's sake"

iDisturbia says:

Thank you. Just got home ... some salad and fruits and updated both my iMac Air and while updating both my iMac Air & Pro.

So far ... noooo problem. :)

asuperstarr says:

Just downloaded!

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counterculture says:

I keep clicking the update and it days restart, so I do. However when it boots back up it gives me the option again. Looks like it hasn't updated. Anyone know what could be causing this?? I'm running Mavericks on an 2013 MacBook Pro.

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