Apple releases Safari updates for improved security

Apple has released two new updates to Safari with improved security options for the browser.

The new releases include Safari 7.0.6 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.1.6 for OS X Mountain Lion.

The update focuses on fixing security issues, mainly Webkit issues. A safari update in May had the same Webkit issue that caused the Macbooks to crash unexpectedly.

Safari 7.0.6 is available for OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks, and Safari 6.1.6 is available for older version OS X 10.7.5 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.7.5 Lion.

These updates can be downloaded for free by accessing Software Update. These updates will resolve five issues with the browser that Apple recently discovered.

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The updates patched issues with memory corruption in WebKit by employing “improved memory handling,” but Apple has not given further detail on the matter.

Webkit:

  •  Available for: OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Lion Server v10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.4
  •  Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
  •  Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

editor@gizmolead.com

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