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Apple Releases Safari 7.0.4 and 6.1.4 with Security Fixes

safarilogoApple today released Safari 7.0.4 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.1.4 for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion, addressing a significant memory corruption issue in the WebKit engine powering Apple's browser. It also addresses an issue with handling of unicode characters that could be exploited.
The Safari 7.0.4 update is recommended for all OS X Mavericks users and contains improvements to security.

For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
The new update comes roughly six weeks after the release of Safari 7.0.3, which included a more substantial list of improvements. Safari 7.0.3 was later bundled into OS X 10.9.3, which was released last week.

Safari 7.0.4 and 6.1.4 are free downloads available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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15 weeks ago

Safari? Yes.

My MBP? No.

I just rebooted yesterday and I'd rather not do so again so soon (I have an irrational fear of constant rebooting =/)... and frankly if the update requires a restart to fix it, I find that pretty disappointing.


Apple fans are some of the weirdest people on the planet. Seriously, a fear of restarting?
Rating: 14 Votes
15 weeks ago

Safari? Yes.

My MBP? No.

I just rebooted yesterday and I'd rather not do so again so soon (I have an irrational fear of constant rebooting =/)... and frankly if the update requires a restart to fix it, I find that pretty disappointing.

Rebooting a computer is one of the most basic things. Nothing crazy or wrong about it.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 weeks ago
A post on Macrumors


Rating: 5 Votes
15 weeks ago
Here they are if you don't want to install it via mac app store:

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/27/18/031-02230/gsknnssco736jswk1fg33dmym5ppgy4d04/Safari7.0.4Mavericks.pkg (for mavericks)

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/20/28/031-02225/l4fvklwmcf442w0ujno5ege16wcx2ncvzm/Safari6.1.4MountainLion.pkg (for mountain lion)

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/17/37/031-02224/8gxq9vhxcra3e5adif9fhvafxoefypqvlx/Safari6.1.4Lion.pkg (for lion)
Rating: 4 Votes
15 weeks ago

I agree, but it shouldn't be required in this case on principle, in my opinion. I'll reboot it soon, then. But if that doesn't fix it then, well, I don't know.... haha



"on principle"??

On behalf of the entire computer industry, I apologize profusely that our technology disappoints you.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 weeks ago

Yes, I find it difficult to swallow that incremental updates that are meant to improve performance lead to malfunctioning software. It makes me question how the build passes QC tests. And I don't mean for Apple, I mean any company. A couple years ago Sony released an update to the PS3 firmware that bricked consoles, and I don't find it very excusable. I'm not asking for anything like a brand new computer, I'm just expressing a complaint. So no need for the sarcasm, really. I do think that companies should have a way for users to use whichever version of software they had that works though; if Apple allowed me to revert back to 7.0.3 I would have no qualms.

Computers can just run into issues without even any updates. Just by using them and them running. Just their nature. It happens. Nothing too strange or new about it. Restarting is a fairly basic, straightforward, and simple troubleshooting step for a lot of electronic devices in general.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 weeks ago
With every update, I'm scared they'll mess up something different, like when Safari 7 came. Adblock on youtube didn't work for months, turned out it was Apple and not the adblock team and they had to wait for a few months for a new fix from Apple. Now, it's finally blocking ads again, but with every update, I fear they'll mess it up again. Ya, I hate ads that much :p
Rating: 3 Votes
15 weeks ago
http://www.news.com.au (and other Australian news corp sites) now works rather than loading partially and becoming unresponsive.

(I do realise that site is full of rubbish. Please don't judge me :)
Rating: 2 Votes
15 weeks ago

apparently, apple became the number one in ruining people's lives with stupid updates that gets worst every time.....i guess this works.


That certainly has not been my experience. I've been with Mac's since 10.4 Tiger and I haven't had an update ruin my life yet.
Rating: 2 Votes
15 weeks ago

With every update, I'm scared they'll mess up something different, like when Safari 7 came. Adblock on youtube didn't work for months, turned out it was Apple and not the adblock team and they had to wait for a few months for a new fix from Apple. Now, it's finally blocking ads again, but with every update, I fear they'll mess it up again. Ya, I hate ads that much :p


You come to this site to read news for free and you don't even care enough to put up with ads that pay the bills of the people who write these stories?
Rating: 2 Votes

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