Apple releases Safari 7.0.6, 6.1.6, addresses WebKit security issues

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Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2014, 10:12
Category: News, security, Software


On Wednesday, Apple released version 7.0.6 of its Safari web browser for OS X Mavericks and version 6.1.6 for its OS X Lion and Mountain Lion operating systems. The new version, features fixes for several WebKit-related security and memory corruption issues that could let attackers run arbitrary code on victim’s computers. The security issue could also cause app crashes.

According to the security release notes, seven security issues were patches, all related to WebKit memory corruption. The notes state, “These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.”

The Safari update is available as a free download through the Software Update app on your Mac. You can find it by choosing Apple Menu > Software Update.

If you’ve tried the new versions and have any feedback, please let us know in the comments.

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One Response to “Apple releases Safari 7.0.6, 6.1.6, addresses WebKit security issues”

  1. but i beleive in iOS 8, many issues are still there, that will be fixed in the next ios 8 beta 6 release . do u agree ?