Apple has just rolled out the public release of OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite via Mac App Store, which includes a major security patch pertaining to root access or DYLD vulnerability fix.

The new Yosemite update brings a security patch for the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit, which allows malicious users to install malware on a computer for gaining root access on a Mac, reports iPhone Hacks.

Here is a brief changelog or release notes for the latest OS X Yosemite update:

  • Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail
  • Fixes an issue in Photos that prevents importing videos from GoPro cameras
  • Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files.

As the vulnerability has been discovered at the root level, it is very critical to patch up this security issue as any attacker can gain system level access, if it is left unpatched.

This update can be readily installed via Mac App Store by clicking on the Updates tab.