Apple releases Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6 with security improvements

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in Mac Software edited September 2014
Apple on Wednesday rolled out updated versions of its Safari Web browser for OS X, bringing fixes for WebKit corruption issues and other security concerns.




According to the security release notes accompanying Apple's latest Safari versions, the new software address a WebKit vulnerability that could allow for termination of arbitrary code after a user visits a malicious website.

Apple said it patched issues with memory corruption in WebKit by employing "improved memory handling," but offered no further detail on the matter. Looking at the list of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures IDs (CVE-IDs), Apple discovered five issues fixed with today's release, while credit for the other two was given to Google's Chrome Security Team and an anonymous researcher.

A Safari update in May addressed a nearly identical WebKit problem that could cause Macs to unexpectedly crash.

Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6 are free downloads that can be accessed via Software Update. The new software is available for OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks, OS X 10.7.5 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.8.5 Lion.
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  • Reply 1 of 25
    Snappier ;)
  • Reply 2 of 25
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,779member
    ladybumps wrote: »
    Snappier ;)

    Wait till you try version 7.1 :smokey:

    700
  • Reply 3 of 25

    Seems snappier.

  • Reply 4 of 25
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

    Wait till you try version 7.1 image

    Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead? I’ve never liked that. I suppose the existence of the filter (two orange-yellow pixels) means it’s a cigarette, but that’s no better.

  • Reply 5 of 25
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

    Wait till you try version 7.1 image

    Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead? I’ve never liked that. I suppose the existence of the filter (two orange-yellow pixels) means it’s a cigarette, but that’s no better.


     

    I agree; why not a pipe?

  • Reply 6 of 25
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,272member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead?


     

    Because he lives in Colorado?

  • Reply 7 of 25
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,641member
    I wish Apple would release another Yosemite beta...this Safari issues in the first public beta are beyond annoying...especially the crashing when clicking on the Address Bar and sometimes Tab Bar.
  • Reply 8 of 25
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    Originally Posted by macxpress View Post



    I wish Apple would release another Yosemite beta...this Safari issues in the first public beta are beyond annoying...especially the crashing when clicking on the Address Bar and sometimes Tab Bar.

     

    NEWSFLASH: it's a beta. If you don't want to use a crashing Safari, stick to Mavericks.

  • Reply 9 of 25
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,641member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post

     

     

    NEWSFLASH: it's a beta. If you don't want to use a crashing Safari, stick to Mavericks.




    NEWSFLASH...no shit sherlock! I was just saying I hope they fix it soon. 

  • Reply 10 of 25
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     
    Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead?


    He is not the sunglasses emoticon, he is Smokey.  Why would Smokey not be smoking? A better question would be why do forum posters think that Smokey is cool or clever and include it in their post?

  • Reply 11 of 25
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post

     

    I agree; why not a pipe?


    Yeah a crack pipe! And change his skin color to black or brown. /s

  • Reply 12 of 25
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by macxpress View Post

    I wish Apple would release another Yosemite beta...this Safari issues in the first public beta are beyond annoying...especially the crashing when clicking on the Address Bar and sometimes Tab Bar.

     

    I’ve found that the Address Bar will only crash Safari (and consistently crash Safari) after having deleted history entries (I have iCloud syncing on).

  • Reply 13 of 25
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,174member
    Because he lives in Colorado?

    Or Washington State.:smokey:
  • Reply 14 of 25
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,641member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    I’ve found that the Address Bar will only crash Safari (and consistently crash Safari) after having deleted history entries (I have iCloud syncing on).




    Mine, my roommate, and some other friends using Yosemite Beta locks up constantly just by clicking on the address bar. It sometimes does it when clicking on tabs but that more rare. I expect a second public beta to be released soon. I've reported many issues and feature requests to Apple using the Feedback app. 

  • Reply 15 of 25
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by macxpress View Post

    Mine, my roommate, and some other friends using Yosemite Beta locks up constantly just by clicking on the address bar. 

     

    Ah, the PB. The DPs don’t seem to do that.

  • Reply 16 of 25
    mstone wrote: »
    He is not the sunglasses emoticon, he is Smokey.  Why would Smokey not be smoking? A better question would be why do forum posters think that Smokey is cool or clever and include it in their post?

    It's actually an e-cigarette, and his presence is to test your tolerance.
    Congratulations, you failed! :smokey:
  • Reply 17 of 25
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by redefiler View Post

    It’s actually an e-cigarette...

     

    That’s some awfully visible water vapor.

  • Reply 18 of 25
    That’s some awfully visible water vapor.

    Maybe he's just a vigorous consumer?
    On a very cold day?
    With a festive streamer attached to the end?
    While standing on a very powerful exhaust vent?

    As I said to the officer, before spraying whip cream in his eyes and cheesing it.
  • Reply 19 of 25
     
    <span style="line-height:1.4em;">Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead?</span>

    Because he lives in Colorado?

    Rocky Mountain high has such a deeper meaning these days. Yeah, man... yeah...
  • Reply 20 of 25
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,779member
    <img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="47052" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/47052/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 396px; height: 310px">

    Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead? I’ve never liked that. I suppose the existence of the filter (two orange-yellow pixels) means it’s a cigarette, but that’s no better.

    You know, I never even notices he/she was smoking! Then again, in my mind .. I always hear the immortal words from 'The Mask' ... 'Smokin' when I use it ... so at some level I must have been aware it was. But ... 'Smokin'' doesn't mean 'smoking' to me, it means ... well ... 'Smokin'! If you see what I mean.400

    Hey I didn't fake my version number!
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