Update OS X Now to Fix the Shellshock Vulnerability

By Adam Clark Estes on at

Good news, Mac users. Apple just released an update for OS X that fixes a security flaw in the Bash UNIX shell. This is the part of the software that's vulnerable to the Shellshock bug uncovered last week. And although the vulnerability only affects a small number of Mac users, a fix is certainly welcome.

Before you go downloading, you should check which version of OS X you're running. Mavericks users can download the OS X bash update 1.0 here. Lion and Mountain Lion users can download their bash updates here and here, respectively. There's no need to wait by the way. This bug is a big deal, so you should act fast. [9to5 Mac]