Gonna bash update the Shellshock Mac security issue right out of my Mac. Although Apple announced last week that very, very few Macs (ie those running with server functions turned on) were susceptible to the Shellshock security flaw.
Regardless, as promised, Apple has rushed out Bash Updates for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion.
• Bash Update for OS X 10.9.5 (download)
— Fixes a security flaw in the bash UNIX shell
— When available detailed, look for security content here
— See also: Bash Update for OS X 10.8.5 and Bash Update for OS X 10.7.5
For what it’s worth, Apple’s Bash Updates only protect against the most common variant of the Shellshock Bash bug.
Mac Security: One Lonely Cat
Sadly, the company has issue a Bash Update for OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. It’s been about a year since Apple last issued a Snow Leopard security update and six months since its last Snow Leopard update of any kind (ie FaceTime 1.0.4 Update for Snow Leopard).
However, Apple officially end of lifed Snow Leopard on February 26, 2014. Although it’s been over five years since Snow Leopard was released, it wasn’t supplanted until August 2011, just three short years ago.
Kind of sad Apple couldn’t see its way to releasing just one more Mac security patch for perhaps its most elegant can named desktop operating system…