Alongside its release of iOS 8.4.1, Apple has today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 to the public.
According to Apple's support website, OS X 10.10.5 includes the following fixes and improvements:
The OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users. This update:
- Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail
- Fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras
- Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files
According to Mac Rumors, OS X 10.10.5 also contains a fix for a vulnerability which could allow malware to gain root-level access to a user's computer:
Today's update notably includes a fix for the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow malware to gain root access to a Mac. Earlier this month, a DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit was found to be in use in the wild, so this is an update that all Mac users running Yosemite will want to install as soon as possible.
OS X 10.10.5 is available in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.