On Tuesday, August 16th, Apple released Security Update 2005-007, a significant package that included enhancements to a broad array of a Mac OS X components. Unfortunately, the update broke support for 64-bit applications under Mac OS X 10.4.2 (Tiger) -- an issue first identified by Wolfram Research (makers of Mathematica) and later confirmed by a number of MacFixIt readers.
Apple later released Security Update 2005-007 v.1.1, a revised version of the security patch that restores the ability to run native 64-bit applications.
Download Links are as follows:
- Security Update 2005-007 v1.1 (Mac OS X 10.4.2 Client) [18.5 MB]
- Security Update 2005-007 v1.1 (Mac OS X 10.4.2 Server) [20.6 MB]
The new release is also available through Software Update.
Among the components of Mac OS X affected by Security Update 2005-007 v.1.1 are:
- Directory Services
- Security Interface
For a full list of security enhancements by product version, see Knowledge Base article #302163.
As usual, we recommend that users avoid performing any other operations (in Mac OS X or third-party applications) while the update process is occurring.
In addition, before installing this security update, make sure all Apple-installed applications and utilities are in their original locations. Moving one of these applications to a different location on your hard drive can lead to an incomplete update.
Finally, we recommend that users disconnect any FireWire/USB devices before applying Mac OS X 10.4.2, then re-connect the devices one by one after the update process is complete and the system has restarted.
- Release Notes (64-bit support broken, then fixed)
- AirPort connectivity issues
- AppleTalk over Ethernet broken for some
- Bluetooth connectivity lost
- Instructions for the update off your Mac (reverting)
- Login items lost
- Mail.app issues
- Problems installing through Software Update
- Problems with startup after updating -- reverting to before the update
- Proper updating procedure
- Repairing startup disk while booted from Tiger DVD (or other Mac OS X volume) can resolve issues
- Safari issues
- Sherlock issues
- Third-party Applications