OS X Security Update Released for Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion
Following the highly anticipated Apple Watch announcement, Apple has pushed out two major software updates: iOS 8.2, which brings support for the Apple Watch, and a security update for Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion.
Today’s security update 2015-002 brings a fix to iCloud Keychain for a flaw that allowed attackers with a privileged network position to execute arbitrary code, as detailed on Apple’s security update page.
Perhaps more importantly, the update patches two major security flaws in OS X: one that allowed malicious apps to determine addresses in the kernel, as discovered by the TaiG Jailbreak Team, and the recently uncovered FREAK flaw, which allowed attackers to intercept SSL/TLS connections.
The download is not yet available in the App Store — as of the writing of this article — but will be available later today. In case it isn’t, however, you can download by following this link. This security update is a must-have. Download now! (Yosemite / Mavericks / Mountain Lion)