Apple is updating both its Mac OS X desktop operating system and its iOS mobile operating system to fix flaws related to the implementation of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. The iOS 7.0.6 update was released by Apple on Feb 21, and the OS X Maverick 10.9.2 update got its release on Feb 25.
The iOS and Mac OS X updates share a critical security flaw identified by the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) number CVE-2014-1266.
“Secure Transport failed to validate the authenticity of the connection,” Apple warned in its security advisory. “This issue was addressed by restoring missing validation steps.”