Apple Releases OS X Lion v10.7.3 Update, OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Server), And Security Update 2012-

22713 Apple today released a bunch of system updates, pretty well all bugfix and security tweaking.

The OS X Lion v10.7.3 Update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

Updating your system

You should back up your system before installation; you can use Time Machine.

Do not interrupt the installation process once you have started to update your system. You may experience unexpected results if you have third-party system software modifications installed, or if you've modified the operating system through other means.

Choose Software Update from the Apple () menu to check for the latest Apple software via the Internet, including this update.

Other software updates available for your computer may appear, which you should install. Note that an update's size may vary from computer-to-computer when installed using Software Update. Also, some updates must be installed prior to others, so you should run Software Update until Software Updates states "Your software is up to date".

You can manually download the update installer. This is a useful option when you need to update multiple computers but only want to download the update once. These versions of the standalone installers are available from Apple Support Downloads.

OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Client Combo):
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5048

The 10.7.3 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac including fixes that:

Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support
Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X
Resolve issues authenticating with directory services
Address compatibility issues with Windows file sharing

System Requirements:
OS X Lion 10.7

For detailed information on this update, visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5048.

For information on the security content of this update, visit:
http://bit.ly/xocKdL

New in OS X Lion v10.7.3

The OS X Lion v10.7.3 Update includes Safari 5.1.3 and fixes that:


  • Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support

  • Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X

  • Address compatibility issues with Microsoft Windows file sharing

  • Address an issue printing Microsoft Word documents that use markup

  • Address a graphics performance issue after sleep on some earlier iMacs that use ATI graphics

  • Resolve a Wi-Fi connection issue when waking from sleep

  • Address an issue that may prevent Safari from opening before joining a wireless network

  • Fix a potential issue authenticating to an SMB DFS share

  • Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras



Directory Services


  • Improve binding to read-only Active Directory Domain Controllers

  • Improve binding and login speed for Active Directory users in a domain whose name ends in ".local"

  • Improve reliability of Dynamic DNS (DDNS) updates by Active Directory clients

  • Allow login with an Active Directory username that contains a space

  • Improve compatibility with Active Directory schemas that have been extended with the "apple-user-homeDirectory" and "apple-user-homeurl" attributes

  • Fix home directory Dock item for Active Directory users with mobile accounts

  • Allow NIS users with MD5-hashed passwords to log in



For information about the security content of this update, visit:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Server) Combo

OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Server) is recommended for all servers currently running Lion Server. This update includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, migration and security of your server and improvements of the following services and applications:

File Sharing pane in the Server application

  • display number of connected users

  • list connected users

  • disconnect specific AFP users with a message

  • send a message to specific AFP users

  • set a login greeting message for AFP users

  • access to advanced ACL controls



VPN pane in the Server application

  • choice of enabling L2TP or L2TP and PPTP protocols

  • sharing of address ranges between L2TP and PPTP (if PPTP is enabled)

  • configure DNS name server addresses and domain names provided to VPN clients

  • option to save L2TP or PPTP settings as a configuration profile

  • Web pane in the Server application

  • enable .htaccess overrides

  • edit web sites' domain names

  • map multiple domains into a single web site

  • configure redirects and aliases

  • specify custom index files

  • choose SSL certificates for individual websites



Wiki Server
support for editing Wiki pages from an iPad running iOS 5 or later
support for Active Directory groups
improved reliability for certain timezones
improved support for an administrator-specified custom tag, protocol and inline style whitelist

Profile Manager

  • updated Exchange, Mail and Restrictions payloads for iOS clients

  • updated Dock payloads for OS X clients

  • performance improvements

  • allow VPN payloads to be used by both iOS and OS X clients

  • support for External Account home folder locations

  • improved support for managing enterprise applications



The update also includes specific fixes for:

  • iCal Server auto-acceptance of meetings during free times

  • authenticated directory binding to Open Directory servers with Directory Utility

  • improved reliability of setting up Open Directory replicas

  • correctly create podcasts when bound to an Active Directory server using Podcast Publisher

  • improved support for different certificates used for IMAP/POP and SMTP in the Server application

  • improved searching of logs in the Server application

  • web password reset support when using the Internet Explorer 9 browser



For detailed information on this update, visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5049

For detailed information on security updates, visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Security Update 2012-001 (Snow Leopard)

Finally, Apple also released a new Security Update for OS X 10.7 Snow Leopard.

Security Update 2012-001 (Snow Leopard) is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.

For information on the security content of this update, visit this website:
http://bit.ly/wsgjGc




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