Apple Safari 7.0.4 fixes 22 security issues

“Apple just pushed out another Safari update, bumping OS X’s native browser to version 7.0.4,” Paul Ducklin reports for Sophos. “Safari 7.0.4 is a security update and you should grab it as quickly as you can, or at least check that you have it installed.”

“I thought I’d better be objective about it, so I drew myself a little train-line of the Safari versions listed on Apple’s HT1222 Security Update page, with the updates as the train stations,” Ducklin reports. “”

“There are 22 CVE-numbered security holes patched, 21 of which are annotated by Apple with the words: ‘Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution,'” Ducklin reports. “In everyday language, that means ‘possible drive-by install,’ also known as ‘crooks could sneak malware onto your computer without any pop-ups.’ …The OS X versions supported by this update are Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks (10.9).”

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  1. It’s great. I wonder if there is a way to set Safari user agent to iPad for specific sites like CNN. That Entertainment site continues to serve FLASH video and doesn’t recognize Safari browser to switch video to HTML5 Video.

    1. Yes, but I want it to automatically do that on specific sites. Like CNN (used to be a news site), but it always resets to Safari, not iPad Safari. So you have to manually change it again and again. It would be nice to have the ability to set it continually.

  2. I knew something was wrong with Safari when it kept pegging the %CPU use in Activity Monitor, CPU temps went up & I’ld eventually get the beachball & eventually a crash report. I’ld then switch to Firefox.

    That usually only happened in prior times if I loaded Flash.

    After this new update, no more heavy CPU use, no crashes.

  3. Crazy article. In Twilight Zone. Safari 7.0.3. No updates available. Software Update gives me: The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error -1012.)

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