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11-11-2009, 10:13 PM #1
Apple Gives Safari a Security Update
Apple has just released a security update for Safari 4.0.4 (available for Windows and Mac) that hopefully resolves an issue that appears to have been capable of presenting a potentially catastrophic security problem.
Then again, we may never know how "grave" the danger was since Apple doesn't play along with the established practice of competing browsers by revealing just how serious a threat to Safari truly is.
According to Apple Insider:
The security fixes address a wide range of problem points. On both Windows and Mac, parsing maliciously written XML content could have led to a browser crash, using shortcut menu options within a maliciously created Web site could have led to the disclosure of local information, and visiting a maliciously built Web site could have resulted in unexpected actions on
other opened Web sites.
For Windows only, viewing a maliciously made image with an embedded color profile that could lead to a browser crash or running arbitrary code is no longer a threat, nor is accessing a maliciously crafted FTP server, which could have led to an
unexpected crash, information disclosure, or arbitrary code execution. For Mac only, an exploit that could have allowed e-mail to remotely load audio and video content when loading a remote image has been disabled.
The browser update can find its way to Mac and Windows systems through Apple’s software update utilities. Of course, if you're wondering when the iPhone will similarly get patched, your guess is as good as mine.
Image via TheiPhoneBlog
11-11-2009, 10:13 PM #2
still mozilla beats safari for me
11-11-2009, 10:24 PM #3
wow im so updating now
11-12-2009, 12:16 AM #4
i think i have been infected. safaris been unexpectently crashing on me for a couple weeks. ive been sending the crash reports to apple every time. so i can definetly say apples safari security update was MY ideakillall Terminal
11-12-2009, 07:45 AM #5
11-12-2009, 09:37 AM #6
Its about time they fixed this...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
11-12-2009, 10:19 AM #7
I still pref firefox
11-12-2009, 11:21 AM #8
I used safrai on windows and it also frozed it completly so i stop using it and now use chrome
11-12-2009, 03:09 PM #9Safari update makes cpu usage worse!!! Over 100%!
Remember when Modmyi posted a little while back that on the 27" imacs safari was showing up as over 100% cpu usage on activity monitor?
Well i have a 20" 2007 imac and was recently noticing a similar issue with it going up to 50% cpu...until i updated and got like 109%!
What's up that!? isnt this supposed to fix things in safari not make them worse?? (right now im using a nightly build of webkit which doesnt seem to have the issue)
If you have an imac or even any mac for that matter you should check how this new update is affecting your cpu as it is rediculous that it would get up too 100% CPU! (by the way the 100% is without an flash things running as i have the clicktoflash plugin-plugins were supposed to be better on this update too)
Last edited by SnowLeo; 11-12-2009 at 03:14 PM.
11-12-2009, 03:45 PM #10
11-13-2009, 06:39 AM #11
Safari crashed on macs past that i owned but never on my air.
11-13-2009, 07:23 AM #12
How is this iPhone news?He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.