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.

Top Rated Comments

SVTmaniac Avatar
109 months 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?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
109 months 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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
-LikesMac- Avatar
109 months ago
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Seriously, though, I haven't seen the problem described in the post. That said, props to Apple for making a fix for whoever has the problem. :D
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
109 months 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gasu E. Avatar
109 months 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
109 months 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)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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