Apple Monday released a major update to its Mac OS X 10.6 operating system, “Snow Leopard,” marking the second official release for the software since
OS X 10.6 debuted in August.
The latest Apple update addresses a major vulnerability that surfaced in September as well as numerous bug fixes.
The first set of
patches for Snow Leopard came in September as version 10.6.1, just weeks after the
OS’s release. Apple issued only nine fixes with that 75MB patch.
Now, the new 10.6.2 update weighs in at almost 500MB in size and addresses 58 bugs in
total across Mac OS versions from 10.5 to 10.6.2.
It fixes the most prominent of vulnerabilities in the OS, in which users who logged in
as a guest would have all of their data erased. That problem had been known
since as far back as September.
At the time, Apple had told InternetNews.com that the company was working on a
solution, and that the problem existed only in very rare cases.
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