Apple releases Security Update 2006-004

Apple has released Security Update 2006-004 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Server and Client) and Mac OS X 10.4.7 (Intel & PPC)

Security Update 2006-004 is recommended for all users and improves the security of the following components:
• AFP Server
• Bluetooth
• Bom
• dyld
• fetchmail
• gnuzip
• ImageIO
• LaunchServices
• OpenSSH
• telnet
• WebKit

More info and download links:
10.3.9 Client:
10.3.9 Server:
10.4.7 Client (PPC):
10.4.7 Client (Intel):

Security Update 2006-004 is also available via Software Update.

AppleInsider also takes a look at what the Update offers here.

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  1. Apple_fan:

    Yeah, I have one BIG issue! After downloading and installing this update, my email and web connection no longer functions.

    Although….. that could be due to Time Warner/Roadrunner doing “maintenance” over the whole of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and causing all internet connections to fail. Could be the heat, and TWR deciding to shut down their servers to conserve energy… could be, right? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    I mean, come on, it’s only 32C / 89F at 08:30am. Good job I have dotmac and my agency doesn’t use TWR….

  2. I’m waiting a couple days before I install. Can I install OSX updates on my PC at work? If microshaft can’t do it maybe apple can do a better job. Autocad just keeps crashing. (Word to Autodesk – please port to the Mac Platform Please)

  3. of course, those of us who got screwed with 10.4.7 and had to roll back to 10.4.6 (or remove USB 2.0 cards) are getting further screwed by this one…

    FYI, yes I tried just rolling the IOUSBFamily.kext back to 10.4.6’s version… did NOT work. I guess I could go back to USB 1.1

    Let’s see, security or usability… gosh I feel like I’m using Windows…

  4. Gil

    These guys will host Autocad for the cost of one license + $50/year. You can run it through your mac browser and if you have a good DSL or cable connection the performance will surprise you. No need for Bootcamp or Parallels.

    I saw a demo at an Apple store with the rep running MS Visio and it was impressive.

  5. Tommy,
    I haven’t installed the security update, but I have had no problems with 10.4.7. As a matter of fact, it seems to be the best OS X update yet for me. My system is very fast, responsive, and stable. Maybe you could give us more info on what your exact problem is.

    I have no idea what the “IOUSBFamily.kext” is except that it is obviously a kernel extension.

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