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Apple Releases Safari 8.0.6 for Yosemite, Also Updates for Earlier OS X Versions

Apple Releases Safari 8.0.6 for Yosemite, Also Updates for Earlier OS X Versions

Apple on Wednesday released Safari 8.0.6 for OS X Yosemite. The update brings new security fixes to the default OS X browser. Also released were Safari 7.1.6 for Mavericks users, and Safari 6.2.6 for Mountain Lion users.

Apple Releases Safari 8.0.6 for Yosemite, Also Updates for Earlier OS X Versions

MacRumors notes that a security support document states the update addresses several WebKit vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution or compromised personal information.

WebKit
Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3

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.

WebKit History
Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may compromise user information on the filesystem

Description: A state management issue existed in Safari that allowed unprivileged origins to access contents on the filesystem. This issue was addressed through improved state management.

WebKit Page Loading
Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3

Impact: Visiting a malicious website by clicking a link may lead to user interface spoofing

Description: An issue existed in the handling of the rel attribute in anchor elements. Target objects could get unauthorized access to link objects. This issue was addressed through improved link type adherence.

The Safari 8.0.6 update is recommended for all OS X Yosemite users, and can be downloaded via the “Update” tab in the Mac App Store. The Mountain Lion and Mavericks Safari updates can also be downloaded from the Mac App Store.

  1. Kostner Guyton says:

    This was much needed! Safari has been VERY buggy as of late.

  2. Biff Bifferson says:

    And no update for Snow Leopard of course. Yosemite is Apple’s version of Windows 8 and I feel sorry for new Mac buyers who are stuck with it.

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