“Apple has just updated its Safari browser,” Paul Ducklin reports for Spohos. “This is the sixth Safari update in 10 months.”
“It’s good to see a published fix that: Comes reasonably soon (44 days) after the previous one; is focused on security; includes a majority of fixes found by Apple’s own researchers; appears to be fixing recently-found vulnerabilities,” Ducklin reports. “There’s not much detail in Apple’s security bulletin, which is, happily, already listed on the company’s HT1222 security portal page, except to note that the update fixes various Remote Code Execution (RCE) holes. That’s the usual sort of vendor long-hand for drive-by download or click-to-own.”
“Safari on Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks (OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 respectively) get patches, taking Safari 6 users to version 6.1.6 and Safari 7 users to 7.0.6,” Ducklin reports. “No surprise that Apple’s own ‘XP headache,’ Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), gets nothing.”
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