March 17, 2006 7:54 AM PST

One more update to Apple patch

Apple Computer released an update Thursday to its latest patch, a move designed to address installation problems with a fix released earlier in the week.

After installing Apple's original Security Update 2006-002, people may find that Safari has a blank icon that won't launch the Web browser, the Mac maker said in an article on its support Web site. The problem occurs if the user moved Safari out of the applications folder before installing the update, the company said in the article.

On Apple's forum site, some people reported networking issues after installing the 2006-002 patch, which was released Monday.

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Johannes Ullrich, the chief research officer at the Sans Institute, said Apple's revised patch appears to just be a fix for the earlier update. The SANS Internet Storm Center released a security advisory on Friday.

"The update appears to fix installation problems with the earlier patch, because it's not addressing any new security issues," Ullrich said.

Apple released 2006-002 v1.1 for the Mac OS X 10.45 (PPC) well as 2006-002 v1.1 for the OS X 10.45 Client (Intel).

While software makers sometimes do repair a patch within days of releasing it because of trouble, Apple's Thursday release is the third attempt to issue a glitch-free Mac OS X update. Monday's patch was in part meant to put right problems raised by an earlier security fix.

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Big deal?
"The company's latest security update is the third attempt to tackle
some Mac OS X issues."

They make it sound like the last two attempts was a complete
failure. I have several friends install the same update and none of
us had problems. I think this attempt was to fix some of the other
minor problems just like buffing the car to showroom shine.
Posted by pariank (12 comments )
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But, there wasn't time
for most people to experience problems after installing the
previous patch. Seems to me that this is likely proactive.
Posted by J.G. (837 comments )
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Welcome to the patch parade...
those high horses are beginning to look a bit lame.
Posted by (39 comments )
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the view is great from up here....

hows live in the cesspool? Haven't been there in a while.
Posted by Jesus#2 (127 comments )
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No new update...
It is the same of last week, nothing to report? Wired has real news,
go check it out!
Posted by rleon (111 comments )
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What a Joke! Worse than Microsoft
Apple should really start concentrating on security. They have been left behind in this area and is only going to get worse for them. This patch on a patch on a patch doesnt bode well for the future.

They should also be more honest and transparent with the public about their security problems.
Posted by ROTFLMAOAD (67 comments )
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but if they did that...
then some of those 'arrogant' mac users who refuse to listen to any kind of reasoning for anything that may make the mac look bad might have to cry.

Posted by techguy83 (295 comments )
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Security problems?
"They should also be more honest and transparent with the public
about their security problems."

Ok, no flaming, no baiting, no trolling but an honest question -
what security problems are you talking about?

Posted by ross brown--2008 (57 comments )
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Apple response time
I hear comments like Apple is proactive and their response time is quick.

Actually the response time should start from the time they identify an issue to the time they completly fixed the issue.

So in this case the response time from Patch 1 to Patch 3 (If this patch fixes all the problems). Probably one week or more I guess!!!

Just my 2 cents.

What I really want to say is for any software company (Microsoft or Apple) it takes time to fix a identified problem. Just the life in software business.
Posted by Tanjore (322 comments )
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No big deal
This "update" is only for OS X users who (for some reason) moved
the Safari application outside the Applications folder prior to
running the previous Security Update.
Posted by CBSTV (780 comments )
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