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Security Update:Apple Releases Security Updates for Safari, iOS, and Mac OS X

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:36

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Safari, iOS, and Mac OS X Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

Apple released Security Updates for Safari, iOS and OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan to address multiple vulnerabilities.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancement and affected software refer to:


IT does not recommend upgrading to OS X El Capitan until further testing can be done as the new operating system is incompatible with nearly all of UCSF’s security/reporting software (Symantec Endpoint Protection, DDPE, and BigFix).

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Safari 9.01

- OS X Mavericks v10.9.5

- OS X Yosemite v10.10.5
- OS X El Capitan v10.11

  • iOS 9.1

- iPhone 4s and later
- iPod touch (5th generation) and later
- iPad 2 and later

  • OS X El Capitan v10.11.1 and Security Update 2015-007

- OS X Mavericks v10.9.5
- OS X Yosemite v10.10.5
- OS X El Capitan 10.11


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Out of date software could allow a hacker to take control of your device or expose sensitive data.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  • Safari
  1. If IT Field Services or you have other IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support, updates may be obtained from Mac App Store.
  • iOS 9.1

Updates may be obtained through iTunes only.

Installation note:

Since the automatic update process may take up to a week depending on the day that iTunes checks for updates, Apple recommends you manually obtain the update via the "Check for Update" button within iTunes. After doing this, the update can be applied when your iPhone is docked to your computer.

  • OS X El Capitan v10.11.1 and Security Update 2015-007

Updates may be obtained from the Mac App Store or Apple's Software Downloads web site: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/.