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Apple today released the previously mentioned Security Update 2005-007. According to the release notes, the update includes modifications to the following components: AppKit, BlueTooth, CoreFoundation, cups, Directory Services, HIToolBox, Kerberos, loginwindow, Mail, OpenSSL, QuartzComposerScreenSaver, Security Interface, Safari, X11 and zlib. Apple recommends the update for all Macintosh users. For additional details on the release, please visit Apple's Knowledge Base article.
post #2 of 14
I installed this a couple of hours before it was posted on AppleInsider.

All is fine.
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No problems on PMG5 dual 2GHz and TiBookG4 550MHz.
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post #4 of 14
I read somewhere that it now makes you authenticate before installing widgets. While this is a good thing in theory, but isn't Dashboard designed so everyone (admins as well as regular users use it).

Restricting Dashboard this way seems like it would be more suitable as a Parental control setting.
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It's CUPS not cups. Common Unix Printing System.
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Originally posted by MPMoriarty
I read somewhere that it now makes you authenticate before installing widgets. While this is a good thing in theory, but isn't Dashboard designed so everyone (admins as well as regular users use it).

Restricting Dashboard this way seems like it would be more suitable as a Parental control setting.

Just checked -- no such behavior is present post-update. All is as it was.
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post #7 of 14
For those of you not on the scitech mailing list:
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** Important notification for users of G5 Macintosh systems running OS X 10.4 **

At approximately 8 p.m. PDT on Monday, August 15, Apple began
automatic distribution of Apple Security Update 2005-007 for Mac
OS X 10.4.2 (Tiger).

Due to an error on the part of Apple, this update prevents any
64-bit-native application from running. In particular, this means
that Mathematica 5.2 will not run on any G5 system if it has
installed this Security Update.

This problem was discovered by our testing procedures a few hours
ago, and Apple has now assured us that they have stopped
automatic distribution of Security Update 2005-007 at this time.

If you did not install Security Update 2005-007, then you will
not be affected. If your Mathematica 5.2 successfully launches
and performs any computation (such as 2+2), then this also means
that you have not been affected.

If you have been affected, then Mathematica 5.2 will generate a
MathLink error when you try to do any computation with it. (If
you run MathKernel directly from the command line, it will crash
at startup.)

Apple has informed us that there is no workaround for this
problem.

Apple is investigating the problem at high priority, and intends
to distribute a new Security Update in the very near future. This
update will correct the problem and allow Mathematica to run
successfully.

To run Mathematica 5.2 today, you must temporarily disable its
64-bit capabilities. You can do this by running the following
commands in the Terminal:

cd /Applications/Mathematica\\ 5.2.app/Contents/MacOS
cp MathKernel MathKernel.bak
lipo MathKernel.bak -remove ppc64 -output MathKernel

If you are unable to run the script above, an alternative is to
use an earlier version of Mathematica. The problem with Apple
Security Update 2005-007 affects only 64-bit applications;
Mathematica 5.2 is the first 64-bit-native version of
Mathematica.

Note that when Apple has made the corrected Security Update
available, and you have installed it, you must reverse the
procedure above by running the following commands:

cd /Applications/Mathematica\\ 5.2.app/Contents/MacOS
mv MathKernel.bak MathKernel

If you do not do run these commands, Mathematica will not operate
in optimized native 64-bit mode.


We regret the inconvenience caused by this problem, and hope that
as soon as Apple has corrected the problem you will continue to
enjoy the outstanding performance of Mathematica on 64-bit
Macintosh systems.

Sincerely,

The Technical Support Team
Wolfram Research, Inc.

This means all 64-bit apps, including console apps that don't use MathKernel. I have a 64-bit console app that refused to run once I installed the update. Fortunately, I could recompile as 32-bit, although it takes a hit performance wise. Hopefully Apple with fix it soon.
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post #8 of 14
It's like Apple forgot that they're shipping 64-bit machines. \
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post #9 of 14
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
It's like Apple forgot that they're shipping 64-bit machines. \

Yup. I've been trying to find out for months when they will support 64-bit native Cocoa apps and have had no response. Clearly they are more focused on x86 than PPC right now. They still haven't been clear on which (if any) x86-64 implementation they will be going with. I hope the one they choose is not as hobbled as x86-32 (register-wise).
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post #10 of 14
Since I installed yesterday, my Airport card is dropping the connection erratically. Any one else got any experience off this?

PGG4 1.25 with 1Gb Ram.

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post #11 of 14
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Originally posted by slyinthedam
Since I installed yesterday, my Airport card is dropping the connection erratically. Any one else got any experience off this?

I started having that problem before the update, but only after I moved in with my brother a few weeks ago. The signal will just disappear and I have to sleep and wake the PB.
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post #12 of 14
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
I started having that problem before the update, but only after I moved in with my brother a few weeks ago. The signal will just disappear and I have to sleep and wake the PB.

Trawling though my syslog it appears that this started before the update and am seeing:

Link DOWN (AP deAuth 0)

Guess this is not the appropriate thgread for this conversation any more though.

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post #13 of 14
Is this worth putting and end to my 28 day uptime streak?

Seriously!
post #14 of 14
After update, "Mail" appication is not working.
I'm not sure what I need to do.
anyone has same problem?
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