Apple has released
an updated version
of a security patch the company issued on Monday. The update addresses a problem that some users had been experiencing with their Safari Web browser after installing the original patch.
The bug affects users who moved Safari out of their Applications folder before installing the update, Apple said
on its Web site. “After you install Security Update 2006-002 v1.0, Safari might have a blank icon that won’t launch Safari.”
The new version of the security update, numbered 2006-002 v1.1, allows these users to launch Safari without difficulties, an Apple spokesman said Friday. Users who have already installed the earlier 2006-002 v1.0 version of the update without difficulties do not need to upgrade to the 1.1 patch, he said.
Security experts recommend that Mac OS X users install the patch immediately, as it addresses a number of known security problems in the operating system. “For home users: Apply the patch as soon as you can,” wrote Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer for the SANS Institute, in a note published Friday.