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