Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 vs OS X El Capitan 10.11

The new version of the desktop operating system of Mac, the OS X El Capitan, was introduced to the world at the WWDC 15 on the 8th June 2015. There are many differences between Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 and OS X El Capitan 10.11 as many noteworthy features were added to the newer version. Here, we take a closer look at the two versions of the Mac OS X, OS X Yosemite 10.10 and OS X El Capitan 10.11, and compare them to find the differences and highlights of OS X El Captian. First, let us see what is in store, in OS X Yosemite before moving onto El Captian.

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Sep 18, 2021 Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Apps can load twice faster, while Internet connectivity speeds have also been increased greatly. Opening of PDF files and Word documents are also faster than ever. One advantage El Capitan has over Yosemite is the new Mission control feature that displays apps at the bar on top of your.

Mac OS X Yosemite10.10 Review – Features of Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10

Interface

The interface detail has been refined and optimized so that it would look great on the retina display.

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Translucency is a key feature of the interface that gives more detail on what’s actually there behind the active elements.

Toolbar has been streamlined in a way that popular apps are more visible. Also, control buttons have been updated from the previous version so that they better suit the needs of the user. This will give efficiency in navigating to the desktop.

App Dock has been designed in such a way that they are recognizable instantly. The font of the system, Helvetica Neue, is selected so that it is an integral part of the OS. Apps look better and also work better at the same time.

Notification Centre is filled with useful information and reminders that you need to know.

Spotlight is another feature that enables the user to find the information needed from multiple resources.

Continuity

The iOS and OS X have now been able to connect with each other, giving them outstanding potential. They both work together in a smart and efficient way.

Calls and SMS: With this feature, the Mac is now able to answer calls. You can also dial and make a call as well while your phone is charging. The calling functions are designed in such a way that even the ring tone will be the same as on the iPhone when receiving a call on your Mac. SMS can also be sent from iPhone or the Mac. All messages will be visible on both the devices.

Handoff: Handoff is another great feature, where you can start a task on an iPhone and finish the same task on the Mac. Airdrop can be used to send files to Mac and iOS devices that are nearby.

Instant Hotspot: Another highlight is the instant hotspot, where the Mac is capable of remotely activating the hotspot on the iPhone. You can activate instant hotspot while the iPhone is in your pocket, The Mac will indicate the signal strength and battery life on the Display.

Apps

Safari app is a powerful browsing tool and even equipped with energy saving technology. When we compare it with the other famous websites, the safari easily lasts longer saving battery life. It also contains a better search tool powered by Spotlight and has the sharing capability. The smart search field will contain your favorite websites.

Mail Drop is capable of supporting an attachment that can even be 5GB in capacity. It also gives the ability to mark up mail in the mail itself for a speedy reply. iMessage has the ability to support unlimited messaging with a Mac or iOS. You can also record a clip and send it as a mail.

Photos can be captured and easily organized with Yosemite. These photos can be edited in a professional manner even if you are a beginner with the powerful editing tools on offer. You can also share these photos with your friends and family. With the use of iCloud, the photos captured can be accessed via any device.

Family Sharing is also a great feature that give you the ability to share multiple informations and keep them up to date.

These are only some of the powerful apps in the store. There are many more apps that possess the same kind of power as the above apps do.

Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 Review – Features of Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11

Mac OS X El Capitan in MacBook

Mac OS X 10.11 has been named as El Capitan. There are many features added to this version.

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Pointer: If you have lost your mouse pointer on the screen, the pointer enlarges temporarily, so that, it is visible all the time.

Safari: Safari is capable of pinning favorite’s sites to the left of the screen. Pinned sites is a feature that helps in keeping favorite website accessible anytime. Another feature includes a quick way to identify which site is playing the audio. Quick feature also includes muting audio effectively and Airplay streams video directly to the HDTV.

Spotlight: Spotlight is now capable of understanding what you write in your own words. This is a touch of intelligence on the part of the spotlight. The spotlight is capable of searching in many areas than ever before. It is even capable of finding a sports score to weather update. The Spotlight is also more flexible. By resizing the window, we will be able to see even more results. The spotlight is also capable of understanding normal typed language while Siri does the same thing in the spoken form.

Mail: Mail is also capable of understanding the language that is being used as like the Spotlight. Mail is also capable of supporting full screen. Multiple emails can be supported as tabs and navigating through them is really easy. It lets you add suggested event to your calendar and also add suggested contacts to your email. You just need to swipe right to mark it as read and swipe left to put it in the trash.

Finder: Finder is a feature that is also intelligent enough like Siri on iOS, and you can find whatever you want just by asking it.

Split View: With the Split view, we are able to work on two apps at the same time. It is able to fill the screen with two apps and when you swipe it will bring back the desktop into focus. The need to resize and minimize the apps have been taken away.

Mission Control: This feature places all the windows on a single layer for easy access. This feature lets you spot all the windows on one screen and select with ease the one you want to work with.

Note: Note is able to gain text styling with its new edition. With the note now, checklists are easy to design. You will also be able to note photos, URLs, maps and video with this feature. With the help of iCloud, all note edits will be kept up to date across all devices. You can create something on the note on the Mac and later refer it on the iPhone. All attachments made on the note can be viewed in a single browser called the attachment browser.

Photos: Supports third party editing tools and extensions to enhance photo quality. Filters and texture effects are a special feature to further enhance the photos. All the photos can be accessed from one library and sorted by preference.

Maps with Public Transit: Public transportation maps, directions, schedules are available with Maps now.

Chinese User Features: A new system font powers this feature. It also consists of enhanced keyboard input. Further, it has improved keyboard handwriting. Japanese users are also awarded with somewhat the same features.

Metal: Graphics speed has been improved by up to 50% with Metal. This feature is great for games and the Draw Call Performance has been increased by ten fold.

What is the difference between Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 and Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11?

• The apps launch 1.4X faster than the previous version.

• App switching has increased by 2X.

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• 2X faster display of mail messages.

• 4X faster PDF preview.

• With Split View, the multitasking feature is capable of automatically resizing two windows into a split screen whereas the earlier edition we had to resize it.

• With Cursor Finder, the cursor will get bigger when you shake your finger.

• In Safari, the easy muting feature and Airplay are the special features included with this edition. Pinning websites for easy access later on and Force touch for developers are also additional features with OS X El Capitan.

• With the new Mission Control, the multiple desktop feature lets the user choose an app and take advantage of the space available. This feature also makes it easier to see all the windows at the same time.

• The Spotlight feature is now capable of searching for more information from scorecards to weather updates.

• Now, the note is capable of creating Sketches adding photos and adding URLs. iCloud can be updated, so any device will have the up to date version of the file.

• In Maps, transit features have been added, so it is convenient for the user to get directions, get information on public transport features, and much more.

• Emails can now be tabbed for easy access.

• In Photo, better editing extension features have been added to this version of OS X.

Summary

Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 vs Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11

As we come to the conclusion, the performance and speed of the entire operating system have increased drastically. Features that were much awaited have been introduced to the delight of the Mac users. The gaming and graphic side have seen vast improvements. We believe the upgrade will be a great success not only to Apple but also to the user as its functionality and user-friendly design will go a long way.

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OS X El Capitan 10.11.1, Security Update 2015-004 Yosemite, and Security Update 2015-007 Mavericks

  • Accelerate Framework

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in the Accelerate Framework in multi-threading mode. This issue was addressed through improved accessor element validation and improved object locking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5940 : Apple

  • apache_mod_php

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in PHP

    Description: Multiple vulnerabilities existed in PHP versions prior to 5.5.29 and 5.4.45. These were addressed by updating PHP to versions 5.5.29 and 5.4.45.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-0235

    CVE-2015-0273

    CVE-2015-6834

    CVE-2015-6835

    CVE-2015-6836

    CVE-2015-6837

    CVE-2015-6838

  • ATS

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted webpage may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in ATS. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6985 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

  • Audio

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code

    Description: An uninitialized memory issue existed in coreaudiod. This issue was addressed through improved memory initialization.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7003 : Mark Brand of Google Project Zero

  • Audio

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Playing a malicious audio file may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in the handling of audio files. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5933 : Apple

    CVE-2015-5934 : Apple

  • Bom

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Unpacking a maliciously crafted archive may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: A file traversal vulnerability existed in the handling of CPIO archives. This issue was addressed through improved validation of metadata.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7006 : Mark Dowd of Azimuth Security

  • CFNetwork

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to cookies being overwritten

    Description: A parsing issue existed when handling cookies with different letter casing. This issue was addressed through improved parsing.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7023 : Marvin Scholz and Michael Lutonsky; Xiaofeng Zheng and Jinjin Liang of Tsinghua University, Jian Jiang of University of California, Berkeley, Haixin Duan of Tsinghua University and International Computer Science Institute, Shuo Chen of Microsoft Research Redmond, Tao Wan of Huawei Canada, Nicholas Weaver of International Computer Science Institute and University of California, Berkeley, coordinated via CERT/CC

  • configd

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges

    Description: A heap based buffer overflow issue existed in the DNS client library. A malicious application with the ability to spoof responses from the local configd service may have been able to cause arbitrary code execution in DNS clients.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7015 : PanguTeam

  • CoreGraphics

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in CoreGraphics. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5925 : Apple

    CVE-2015-5926 : Apple

  • CoreText

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted font file may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in the handling of font files. These issues were addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6992 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

  • CoreText

    Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10.5 and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted font file may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in the handling of font files. These issues were addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6975 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

  • CoreText

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted font file may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in the handling of font files. These issues were addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7017 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

  • CoreText

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 and OS X Yosemite v10.10.5

    Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted font file may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in the handling of font files. These issues were addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5944 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

  • Directory Utility

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with root privileges

    Description: An authentication issue existed during the establishment of new sessions. This issue was addressed through improved authorization checks.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6980 : Michael of Westside Community Schools

  • Disk Images

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in the parsing of disk images. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6995 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

  • EFI

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: An attacker can exercise unused EFI functions

    Description: An issue existed with EFI argument handling. This was addressed by removing the affected functions.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2014-4860 : Corey Kallenberg, Xeno Kovah, John Butterworth, and Sam Cornwell of The MITRE Corporation, coordinated via CERT

    Entry updated June 30, 2017

  • File Bookmark

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Browsing to a folder with malformed bookmarks may cause unexpected application termination

    Description: An input validation issue existed in parsing bookmark metadata. This issue was addressed through improved validation checks.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6987 : Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop)

  • FontParser

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted font file may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in the handling of font files. These issues were addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5927 : Apple

    CVE-2015-5942

    CVE-2015-6976 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

    CVE-2015-6977 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

    CVE-2015-6978 : Jaanus Kp, Clarified Security, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative

    CVE-2015-6991 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

    CVE-2015-6993 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

    CVE-2015-7009 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

    CVE-2015-7010 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

    CVE-2015-7018 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

  • FontParser

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted font file may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in the handling of font files. These issues were addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6990 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

    CVE-2015-7008 : John Villamil (@day6reak), Yahoo Pentest Team

  • Grand Central Dispatch

    Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10.5 and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted package may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in the handling of dispatch calls. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6989 : Apple

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  • Graphics Drivers

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A local user may be able to cause unexpected system termination or read kernel memory

    Description: Multiple out of bounds read issues existed in the NVIDIA graphics driver. These issues were addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7019 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

    CVE-2015-7020 : Moony Li of Trend Micro

  • Graphics Drivers

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in the kernel. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7021 : Moony Li of Trend Micro

  • ImageIO

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 and OS X Yosemite v10.10.5

    Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image file may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in the parsing of image metadata. These issues were addressed through improved metadata validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5935 : Apple

    CVE-2015-5938 : Apple

  • ImageIO

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted image file may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in the parsing of image metadata. These issues were addressed through improved metadata validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5936 : Apple

    CVE-2015-5937 : Apple

    CVE-2015-5939 : Apple

  • IOAcceleratorFamily

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in IOAcceleratorFamily. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6996 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

  • IOHIDFamily

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in the kernel. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6974 : Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop)

  • Kernel

    Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10.5

    Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges

    Description: A type confusion issue existed in the validation of Mach tasks. This issue was addressed through improved Mach task validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5932 : Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop), Filippo Bigarella

  • Kernel

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may be able to execute arbitrary code

    Description: An uninitialized memory issue existed in the kernel. This issue was addressed through improved memory initialization.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6988 : The Brainy Code Scanner (m00nbsd)

  • Kernel

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A local application may be able to cause a denial of service

    Description: An issue existed when reusing virtual memory. This issue was addressed through improved validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6994 : Mark Mentovai of Google Inc.

  • libarchive

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A malicious application may be able to overwrite arbitrary files

    Description: An issue existed within the path validation logic for symlinks. This issue was addressed through improved path sanitization.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6984 : Christopher Crone of Infinit, Jonathan Schleifer

  • MCX Application Restrictions

    Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10.5 and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A developer-signed executable may acquire restricted entitlements

    Description: An entitlement validation issue existed in Managed Configuration. A developer-signed app could bypass restrictions on use of restricted entitlements and elevate privileges. This issue was addressed through improved provisioning profile validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7016 : Apple

  • mDNSResponder

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan v10.11

    Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in DNS data parsing. These issues were addressed through improved bounds checking.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7987 : Alexandre Helie

  • mDNSResponder

    Available for: OS X El Capitan v10.11

    Impact: A local application may be able to cause a denial of service

    Description: A null pointer dereference issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7988 : Alexandre Helie

  • Net-SNMP

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to cause a denial of service

    Description: Multiple issues existed in netsnmp version 5.6. These issues were addressed by using patches affecting OS X from upstream.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2012-6151

    CVE-2014-3565

  • OpenGL

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: A memory corruption issue existed in OpenGL. This issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5924 : Apple

  • OpenSSH

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A local user may be able to conduct impersonation attacks

    Description: A privilege separation issue existed in PAM support. This issue was addressed with improved authorization checks.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6563 : Moritz Jodeit of Blue Frost Security GmbH

  • Sandbox

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

    Description: An input validation issue existed when handling NVRAM parameters. This issue was addressed through improved validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5945 : Rich Trouton (@rtrouton), Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Apple

  • Script Editor

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: An attacker may trick a user into running arbitrary AppleScript

    Description: In some circumstances, Script Editor did not ask for user confirmation before executing AppleScripts. This issue was addressed by prompting for user confirmation before executing AppleScripts.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7007 : Joe Vennix

  • Security

    Available for: OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: An Apple-signed binary could be used to load arbitrary files

    Description: Certain Apple-signed executables loaded applications from relative locations. This was addressed through additional checks in Gatekeeper.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7024 : Patrick Wardle of Synack

  • Security

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted certificate may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in the ASN.1 decoder. These issues were addressed through improved input validation.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-7059 : David Keeler of Mozilla

    CVE-2015-7060 : Tyson Smith of Mozilla

    CVE-2015-7061 : Ryan Sleevi of Google

  • Security

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A malicious application may be able to overwrite arbitrary files

    Description: A double free issue existed in the handling of AtomicBufferedFile descriptors. This issue was addressed through improved validation of AtomicBufferedFile descriptors.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-6983 : David Benjamin, Greg Kerr, Mark Mentovai and Sergey Ulanov from the Chrome Team

  • SecurityAgent

    Available for: OS X El Capitan 10.11

    Impact: A malicious application can programmatically control keychain access prompts

    Description: A method existed for applications to create synthetic clicks on keychain prompts. This was addressed by disabling synthetic clicks for keychain access windows.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-5943

OS X El Capitan v10.11.1 includes the security content of Safari 9.0.1.

Mac Os X Yosemite 10.11

Security Update 2015-004 and 2015-007 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.