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What’s new in OS X 10.7.4

9 May 2012 2,804 views 4 Comments

Apple's latest Lion update patches a number of security issues, including the FileVault password vulnerability. Look for an updated version of Safari.

The FileVault password vulnerability that recently attracted headlines? Yeah, that and a few other security issues have been fixed, as well as a number of bugs in this latest Mac operating system update. There is a fresh version of Safari baked in, as well.

Apple’s been brewing this collection desktop OS patches for a couples already. Although OS X Lion Update 10.7.4 Client Combo (download) addresses a couple headline issues, including the FileVault password vulnerability, there isn’t a lot to shout about in this release:

— Resolve an issue in which the “Reopen windows when logging back in” setting is always enabled
— Improve compatibility with certain British third-party USB keyboards
— Addresses permission issues that may be caused if you use the Get Info inspector function “Apply to enclosed items…” on your home directory
— Improve Internet sharing of PPPoE connections
— Improve using a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file
— Address an issue that may prevent files from being saved to an SMB server
— Improve printing to an SMB print queue
— Improve performance when connecting to a WebDAV server
— Enable automatic login for NIS accounts
— Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras
— Improve the reliability of binding and logging into Active Directory accounts
— The OS X Lion v10.7.4 Update includes Safari 5.1.6, which contains stability improvements
Also available as:
— OS X Lion Update 10.7.4 (Client), download
— OS X Lion Update 10.7.4 (Server) Combo, download
— OS X Lion Update 10.7.4 (Server) Client, download

Snow Leopard users also have updates to apply. Apple released Safari 5.1.7, Security Update 2012-002 and Remote Desktop 3.5.3 Client updates — get that news here.

As always, I recommend you download and apply the Combo Update as it provides better performance and results in fewer problems…

What’s your take?

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