Apple released a Mac OS X 10.6.2 update on Tuesday which fixes 58 bugs, including a bug which deletes user data from their Macs. Along with fixes, Apple's update also disables support for Intel Atom processors, in a move to stop users from hacking their netbooks and creating hackintosh systems.
Apple's new security update is the sixth so far from the company this year, and the second that included patches for Snow Leopard which was launched in August.
The Mac OS X 10.6.2 update fixes the Guest Account bug would delete user data when the user logged in and out of the same account.
Apple said the new Mac OS X 10.6.2 brings general operating system fixes including a number of core Apple applications which include; iWork, Ilife, Aperture and Final Cut Studio and QuickTime media player.
According to numerous user reports, the 473MB update cripples Hackintoshes- which is are Intel Atom-based netbooks, not manufactured by Apple, which hackers modify it to run Snow Leopard instead of their original operating system.
The update also fixed bugs that affect arbitrary code execution issues with the AFP client, FAT-formatted drives, Apache Portable Runtime, ATS, CoreGraphics, CoreMedia, Dictionary, Disk Images, Dovecot, FTP Server, Unicode, IOKit, Kernel, and more. The update also addressed potential Denial of Service threats, and escalation of permissions flaws.
Click here to download the security update from the official Apple site or download it via Software Update.