Apple updates OS X Mavericks to 10.9.2 — Fixes SSL vulnerability, adds FaceTime Audio, improves Mail and more!

Apple on Tuesday released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2, which is now available for download through the Software Update tool. Improvements include a fix to the SSL/TSL bug that's been getting a lot of attention lately, as well as changes to Mail, FaceTime, SMB2 and more.

Changes in the new release include improvements to FaceTime, with the ability to accept FaceTime audio-only calls and call waiting support. You can now block iMessages from individual senders, as well.

Mail gets improvements in this release, including improved unread message accuracy and "an issue that prevented Mail from receiving new messages from certain providers."

Safari AutoFill compatibility has been improved, audio distortion on certain Macs has been fixed, and reliability has been improved when connecting to file servers using the SMB2 protocol. Other fixes include improvements to VPN connections and improved VoiceOver navigation in Mail and Finder.

To download and install 10.9.2, follow these instructions:

  1. Click on the menu.
  2. Select Software Update...
  3. Click the Update button.

Here's the full list of changes and updates, as posted by Apple:

  • 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

We're still waiting on a list of security fixes for this update. Once you've installed and rebooted, let us know — how's OS X 10.9.2 working for you?

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