Apple OS X 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 Updates

by Bharat Suneja

Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 which fix a bunch of Exchange and Microsoft platform issues. Interestingly, Apple has started adding an Enterprise content section to its update articles. For OS X 10.10.2:

From DL1785, OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Update:

Enterprise content

For enterprise customers, this update:

  • Improves performance for browsing DFS shares in the Finder
  • Fixes an issue where certain Calendar invitations could be displayed at the incorrect time
  • Fixes an issue for Microsoft Exchange accounts where the organizer of a meeting might not be notified when someone accepts an invitation using Calendar
  • Addresses an issue where Safari could continually prompt for credentials when accessing a site protected by NTLM authentication
  • Adds the ability to set “Out of Office” reply dates for Microsoft Exchange accounts in Mail

Couple of related observations about Apple’s updates:

  • The list of security fixes is published in a separate KBA. For OS X 10.10.2, it’s About the security content of OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 and Security Update 2015-001
  • Apple mentions *how* they fixed a security bug: Besides (a too brief) description of the security issue, Apple mentions what the fix does. For example:

    Description: The AFP file server supported a command which returned all the network addresses of the system. This issue was addressed by removing the addresses from the result.

  • It’s easy to find the security KBA from Apple security updates page: For iOS 8.1.3 security updates, see About the security content of iOS 8.1.3. But docs/KBA about bug fixes (non-security) in iOS 8.1.3 can’t be found.

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