Security Update 2018-003 (High Sierra) and Security Update 2018-006 (Sierra)


(Agen Schmitz) #1

Originally published at: https://tidbits.com/watchlist/security-update-2018-003-high-sierra-and-2018-006-sierra/

Patches a goodly number of security vulnerabilities in Apple’s last two operating systems. (Free, various sizes)


(Travis A. Jackson) #2

I often set up an ad-hoc (computer-to-computer) wireless network to synchronize files from my laptop to my office computer. I’ve noticed, since this security update was applied yesterday to both machines (running macOS 10.13.6), that neither of them can recognize an ad-hoc network. Both can create one, that is, but neither can see a network created by the other. The reason why I think it’s something about this update, beyond when the problem started, is that I can easily see and join the networks created by either computer from my iPad (running iOS 12.1.1) just as I did before the security update.

Has anyone else (on High Sierra or eve on Mojave) encountered something similar? If so, has anyone determined what might be causing the issue?


(Adam Engst) #3

That’s freaky specific, but could easily be an issue. Hopefully someone else here will be able to test—I don’t have the right machines to test this easily.


(Michel Hedley) #4

Since installing this security upgrade, I have had problems on a couple of occasion of losing my internet connection and had to do a restart to solve the problem.

Also I notice that Apple still hasn’t fixed Safari causing problems with Quick Look. You would think that after all the many complaints that Apple would fix the issue - can’t be hard.


(Joaquin Miller) #5

I told AppStore to install this. When I restarted, there was the usual login display of accounts. I selected one and entered my password. The progress bar paused halfway across for some seconds, then the the screen did something too fact to see and progress continued. Then a full screen log was displayed, with the notice that the installation had failed and several choices. I chose restart, same thing. I used the power button to shut down, same thing. I was able to work by starting with Option down and selecting the my system drive. This continued for a couple of days. Then yesterday the machine started from the system drive.

AppStore is showing this update under Update Available. I get notifications that there is an update, offering to restart.


(Al Varnell) #6

A user with similar issues was finally able to complete the update by downloading the stand-alone installer from Apple Downloads https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1985


(Simon) #7

I had the exact same baloney happen to me on an old 2010 15" MBP.

The solution for me was to restart in safe mode (boot holding shift). That allowed me to log in without the log file display. I then launched MAS and saw that the update was still listed as available (i.e. it had not been properly installed), so I just selected to have it install again. After that it rebooted and resumed normal behavior. The update disappeared from MAS so obviously the second time around it installed ok.

I’m surprised that Apple a) doesn’t test these updates sufficiently before putting them into the wild and b) thinks that displaying a whole bunch of log files with no indication of what went wrong and zero instructions for the user on what they should do is in any way a good idea. It’s just Apple being sloppy. And it sucks. Hope you get your issue fixed. :crossed_fingers: