Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, & Safari 6.2.6 Released for Mac Users
Apple has released a series of security updates for the Safari web browser, versioned as 8.0.6 for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.16 for OS X Mavericks, and Safari 6.2.6 for OS X Mountain Lion.
Release notes accompanying the small update mention that it “contains improvements to security”, making it recommended for all Mac Safari users to download
Mac users can find the update available now through the Mac App Store by going to the Apple menu and visiting the App Store Updates section. The update is quite small and does not require a reboot, though users will need to quit out of Safari to install the update.
Complete security notes with specifics about what has been addressed in the Safari update, courtesy of Apple Support, are repeated below:
Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, and Safari 6.2.6
• WebKit Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling. CVE-ID CVE-2015-1152 : Apple CVE-2015-1153 : Apple CVE-2015-1154 : Apple
• WebKit History Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may compromise user information on the filesystem Description: A state management issue existed in Safari that allowed unprivileged origins to access contents on the filesystem. This issue was addressed through improved state management. CVE-ID CVE-2015-1155 : Joe Vennix of Rapid7 Inc. working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative
• WebKit Page Loading Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 Impact: Visiting a malicious website by clicking a link may lead to user interface spoofing Description: An issue existed in the handling of the rel attribute in anchor elements. Target objects could get unauthorized access to link objects. This issue was addressed through improved link type adherence. CVE-ID CVE-2015-1156 : Zachary Durber of Moodle