Security Update 2015-001 & Safari 7.1.3 Released for OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion

Jan 27, 2015 - 14 Comments

OS X Mavericks

Apple has released important security updates for Mac users who are continuing to run OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) and OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5). The updates are versioned as “Security Update 2015-001” for both system software versions and are recommended for all Mac users running prior releases of OS X. Additionally, new versions of Safari are available versioned as Safari 7.1.3, which includes bug resolutions, stability improvements, and security fixes, the Safari updates are also available for both OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion.

These software updates arrive separately from OS X 10.10.2 update for Mac Yosemite users but do include some of the same security updates.

Mac users running OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion can find the software updates available now from the Mac App Store, you’ll want to install both of them but choose the order so that you only have to visit the update manager once:

  1. Go to the  Apple menu and choose “Software Update”
  2. Click to install “Safari 7.1.3” first, then install “Security Update 2015-001 1.0”, the latter requires a reboot to complete the update

Security Update 2015-001 for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion

Despite being small updates, it’s always a good idea to back up a Mac before installing any software updates. Time Machine is the recommended approach due to it’s convenience.

These updates to Safari and OS X Security are available as unique packages from the larger OS X 10.10.2 update for Macs running Yosemite, which is also available to install. Thus, if you are continuing to keep a Mac on a prior release of OS X for whatever reason, you can gain the same security improvements without having to update a Mac to the wider OS X Yosemite software release. For how long Apple will continue to release support updates to prior OS X versions remains unclear, but Mavericks is likely to be supported for longer than Mountain Lion.

Additionally, iOS 8.1.3 is available for iPhone and iPad.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News


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  1. OC says:

    After doing this update my Safari now glitches like crazy across the top, more noticeably when i’m scrolling or hovering on something clickable. Is anyone else having this issue?

  2. Joe says:

    this update bricked my MacBook pro 2008. restart hung at 5 seconds to go, had to do a hard restart. now it won’t boot, just the spinning widget of death.

  3. dock says:

    They finally fixed discoveryd. For me at least. No more erratic waking up from sleep every couple of hours.

  4. Cris G. Loygorri says:

    I have just installed ver 10.10.2. Safari still crashes for me the moment I start it.

  5. Scott V says:

    Please help, this update is frozen on my imac. it’s a late 2013 Imac on yosemite. the update downloaded fine and now it’s stuck on a gray screen “Installing 1 item” with the app store logo. it’s been stuck for 11 hours and counting. Would a hard reset at this point be dangerous?

    • Gabiji says:

      You should not install updates for OS X Mavericks on a Mac running OS X Yosemite, that is the cause of your problem. If your Mac is running OS X Yosemite, install the OS X 10.10.2 update for it instead, it’s available in App Store Updates.

      If you must, you can reinstall OS X or restore from a backup.

  6. Robert D. says:

    My MacPro cannot update beyond Mountain Lion.

  7. HMI says:

    And Safari 7.1.3 is not showing on the Safari Downloads at the Apple Store.

  8. HMI says:

    FWIW, the Mavericks update is showing in my App Store, but nothing about Safari.

  9. Doug says:

    I still run Mountain Lion! I tried Mavericks and Yosemite and ran into many problems,so reverted to ML,which,in my opinion,is the best OS Apple have ever released.

  10. OMG says:

    Excellent, very glad to see Apple supporting the working operating systems. Who runs Mountain Lion when OS X Mavericks is better though? Both are better than Yosemite of course.

    • System 7 Forever says:

      Mountain Lion works for everything I need to do. It works with all the other programs I need to use, and it does what it does without even burping.

      I am running a mid-2009 MBP with the faster motherboard, 8GB of RAM, and two OWD SSD’s via the “DataDoubler” bracket. Sucker boots in 12 seconds. I will not “upgrade” machine OR OS until what I have doesn’t “work” anymore.

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