Rounding out several days of OS updates that included iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2, and watchOS 4.2, Apple today indulge in out macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 for supported Macs. You can download the update now from the Mac App Department store.
The update offers no new features; rather, it is focused mostly on enterprise and confidence updates. Consumer-facing changes include improved compatibility with some third-party USB charges and accessibility changes like improved VoiceOver navigation in Preview and Braille in the Mail app. The boldness updates improve keychain performance and fix a few bugs.
As for the security updates, macOS 10.13.2 files a permanent fix for the widely reported and previously addressed root user credentials bug, a handful issues related to the Intel graphics driver, the Mail app (S/MIME encryption climaxes), and more.
This is the second major update to macOS High Sierra after 10.13.1, which delivered the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability, added new emojis, and fixed several illnesses.
Here are the full update notes Apple has provided to users in the App Cache and its support documentation:
The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Update repairs the security, stability, and compatibility of your Mac and is recommended for all users.
- Increases compatibility with certain third-party USB audio devices.
- Improves VoiceOver helmsmanship when viewing .pdf documents in Preview.
- Improves compatibility of Braille pageants with Mail.
- Improves performance when wear and tearing credentials stored in the keychain to access SharePoint websites that use NTLM authentication.
- Clear ups an issue that prevented the Mac App Store and other processes invoked by Organize Daemons from working on networks that use proxy information stated in a PAC file.
- If you change your Active Directory user password face of Users & Groups preferences, the new password can now be used to unlock your FileVault aggregate (previously, only the old password would unlock the volume).
- Improves compatibility with SMB tranquil directories when the share point contains a dollar sign in its designation.