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crsud process with security update 2013-001

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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 11:12 AM (in response to baltwo)

    OK, you've both convinced me. I'm setting Little Snitch back again to deny ask until I know more. I really should call Apple while I still have a few days left on my AC to ask about this...if anyone there even knows.

     

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  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    WZZZ wrote:

     

    OK, you've both convinced me. I'm setting Little Snitch back again to deny ask until I know more.

    Just wondering why you would use Little Snitch to do this rather than simply de-selecting the "Automatically install important security updates"?

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    MadMacs0 wrote:

     

    WZZZ wrote:

     

    OK, you've both convinced me. I'm setting Little Snitch back again to deny ask until I know more.

    Just wondering why you would use Little Snitch to do this rather than simply de-selecting the "Automatically install important security updates"?

    Because I don't know yet if that would disable silent Xprotect updates. That's where the XProtect toggling used to be, and this replaced it. Lots of questions still to be ansered.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    WZZZ wrote:

     

    I don't know yet if that would disable silent Xprotect updates. That's where the XProtect toggling used to be, and this replaced it.

    I know, but if you don't uncheck it you may never find out.

     

    In the past I've checked every evening to see if XProtect has been updated in order to alert some colleaques who need to track this stuff. Now that I have a personal interest in it with my Intel mac, I check it more often using a couple of different methods:

     

    How to monitor XProtect updates in OS X

     

    XProtect Plugin Checker

     

    So, if you want to uncheck the box I promise that I will post here as soon as I know about the next XProtect update and we'll all learn something?

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:27 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    According to the little AppleScript I wrote, the defs are at version 60, last updated 21 Mar 13—Snow Leopard.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • steko Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to baltwo)

    When disabled, (knowing your actual version) you can check for available XProtect updates here:

     

    Snow Leopard:

     

    http://configuration.apple.com/configurations/macosx/xprotect/1/clientConfigurat ion.plist

     

     

    (just 8 lines under : ----- END SIGNATURE -----)

     

    <key>Version</key>

    <integer>60</integer>

    <key>PlugInBlacklist</key>

     

     

    Mountain Lion:

     

    http://configuration.apple.com/configurations/macosx/xprotect/3/clientConfigurat ion.plist

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    I know how to get XProtect going from the command line. OK, I'll try unchecking and we'll see. We'll also find out it that stops crsud from asking. But if these new "critical" security updates are silent, who's going to know when one happens? Xprotect I can see, but how will this new stuff manifest itself? It's really something else that Apple hasn't yet said a word.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to baltwo)

    baltwo wrote:

     

    According to the little AppleScript I wrote, the defs are at version 60, last updated 21 Mar 13—Snow Leopard.

    For any Lion users, same date with time of 22:50:01 GMT and version 1044

     

    and for ML version 2034.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:40 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    WZZZ wrote:

     

    if these new "critical" security updates are silent, who's going to know when one happens?

    I guess I'll just have to watch my install log more closely.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:42 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    But you're on ML, no? I wouldn't assume they'll be released simultaneously. This whole thing is just nuts.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:49 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    WZZZ wrote:

     

    But you're on ML, no? I wouldn't assume they'll be released simultaneously.

    I haven't checked exact times, but the announcements I've been getting have been simultaneous. I would not expect a SL update to be posted without a companion for Lion and/or ML even though they would contain somewhat different contents.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:50 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    That's why Apple so carefully documented everything. NOT!

    27&quot; i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:55 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    And then another question. If you skip one, will it stay available the next time you let crsud run? I suppose so, but nothing about this is guaranteed. I really have to call Apple tomorrow and see if someone knows anything.

     

    I'm quite prepared to get a senior tech who offers nothing more than that crsud is for critical security updates. Duh!

  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,470 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 3:17 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    >>Because I don't know yet if that would disable silent Xprotect updates.

    toggling it off disables both com.apple.xprotectupdater and com.apple.crsud

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Apr 10, 2013 4:38 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    OK. I just got off the phone with a so called senior tech. This was one of the most mind boggling conversations I have ever had. This clown kept on telling me gibberish (I can't begin to give the details, but this was mind blowing) until I finally got him to admit that he had no idea what crsud was or how it worked and Apple had told him nothing. The killer was at the end when he told me that if I were to delete any of the .plists associated with crsud, they would automatically be recreated. This buffoon didn't know the difference between an ordinary preference file and a LaunchDaemon property list. This was a senior tech. Maybe it was just my bad luck to fall on this moron. Perhaps someone else wouldn't have tried to pretend they knew something they didn't.

     

    Anyway, I got him to write down the paths of the locations of all the crsud files, including the executable, and he said he would ask engineering and get back to me. Bottom line, I asked him to make sure he finds out if this installs updates silently. (Based on knowing absolutely nothing, which he admitted, he assured me it didn't.) new_burnup_smilie.gif

     

    I think the next step is for anyone reading this thread who may be concerned, to submit a request for some proper documentation about this. Right now there is absolutely zilch and the techs have nothing. I'm not exactly holding my breath for a useful answer--or an answer of any kind.

     

    https://ssl.apple.com/support/feedback/

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