Sunday, March 22, 2015

Apple Safari Security Update 8.0.4 For OS X Yosemite

Today Apple Safari security update 8.0.4 for OS X Yosemite was released, bringing stability and security improvements to the browser. Keeping up with security updates is more important than ever before, and for those device's owners who use Safari quite a bit, Apple company has yet another one to install. Cupertino company has also launched Safari 7.1.4 and Safari 6.2.4 for Mavericks and Mountain Lion users, respectively.

Developed by Apple Inc. Safari web browser included with the OS X and iOS operating systems. It first launch was a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's OS X operating system. After that time it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". The native browser for iOS devices has the same Safari name, but has a different graphical user interface (GUI) and uses application programming interface (API) and a different WebKit version.

Besides bringing stability improvements, the new update also fixes vulnerabilities in WebKit, which could let a malicious website to unexpectedly terminate an execute code or an application. The updates are specifically designed to enhance the WebKit effectiveness. There were multiple memory corruption issues in WebKit. These issues were fixed via improved memory handling.

This update also fixes an interface inconsistency in Safari that could have let attackers to misrepresent URLs. This issue was fixed via improved user interface consistency checks.

Today's 8.0.4 release comes several months after the Safari 8.0.3 launch, which was added to the OS X 10.10.2 update in January. The new Safari builds can be downloaded via the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.


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