Apple has released Security Update 2005-008 for Mac OS X 10.4.2 and 10.3.9 systems.

The company describes the update, released late last night, as a recommended install "for all users". It states the update delivers "a number" of security enhancements.

Notes accompanying the release say enhancements have been made in: ImageIO, LibSystem, Mail, QuickDraw, Ruby, SecurityAgent, and securityd.

Further information is available from Apple's Web site.