Apple Secures Mac OS X, Preps Panther Update
The Mac maker released security updates to Mac OS X 10.2 and 10.3; meanwhile, sources said Version 10.3.3 of the OS will pack improvements to USB connectivity and printing as well as basic Mac OS X technologies such as Cocoa and Carbon.Apple Computer Inc. this week released a security update to Mac OS X, beefing up a variety of system components for both client and server users. The release comes as the company primes Mac OS X 10.3.3, its third free update to the "Panther" OS, sources said. Apple recommends that all Mac users download the security patch, which the Mac maker posted to its Web site on Monday. An update for the client version of Mac OS X 10.3, Panther, offers updates to IPSec, PPP, tcpdump and DiskArbitration; a variant for users of the older "Jaguar" release, Version 10.2, provides many of the same tweaks but also updates Safari, Apples Web browser.
Security updates for the server releases of 10.3 and 10.2 update the same components as their client counterparts but also fine-tune QuickTime Streaming Server, according to Apples Web site.