Following the criticism from the media and security experts, Apple delivered what it promised: a fix to the already famous “goto fail” bug in the SSL implementation in their products.
All MacOSX users should update their software accordingly.
Make sure you get the 10.9.2 update for MacOSX 10.9 and Security Update 2014-001.
Seeing how many fixes it contains, I am quite surprised that they managed to deliver the patch so quickly. This can only mean that this bug is well-known since quite a while to Apple, but they waited to deliver the fix it with the other fixes. It would make much more sense to deliver just this fix immediately to protect the customers.
Please visit the dedicated KB article to see what else was patched.
There will be a different post related to the technical details of this issue.
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from Avira – TechBlog http://bit.ly/1hRrEuQ
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