Apple swats 17 bugs on Safari

Number: IRCNE2015032457

Date: 2015/
According to “itpro”,Apple has put out new versions of its Safari web browser for OS X to fix a number of vulnerabilities that could enable hackers to run malicious code on a Mac.
In a security advisory, Apple warned that 17 bugs affect Safari 8.0.4 for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Safari 7.1.4 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2.4 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
The first patch fixes a number of memory corruption problems in WebKit that could lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. Apple said that these issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
The second vulnerability concerned a user interface inconsistency in Safari itself that could prevent users from discerning a phishing attack. An attacker could misrepresent the URL in the browser, folling the user into thinking a website was genuine. Apple said this was fixed by improving user interface consistency checks.
Users can download the latest Safari versions 8.0.4, 7.1.4 and 6.2.4 for free through Software Update.
Apple did not give any further detail on the bugs or whether they had been exploited by criminals.

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