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Apple Quietly Releases Safari 6.1.3 and Safari 7.0.3

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

Yesterday, Apple quietly released Safari 6.1.3 and Safari 7.0.3 with security updates that address multiple vulnerabilities. These updates patch 27 security bugs altogether, all of which are related to arbitrary code execution.

Safari 6.1.3 and Safari 7.0.3 updates are available for: OS X Lion 10.7.5, OS X Lion Server 10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5, and OS X Mavericks 10.9.2.

Safari 6.1.3 update notice

The Safari updates address arbitrary code execution issues mostly caused by “multiple memory corruption issues that existed in WebKit,” and another was due to “a logic issue that existed in the handling of IPC messages from the WebProcess,” according to Apple’s security bulletin.

Apple further described the vulnerabilities patched in these updates as follows:

Mac users running OS X Lion systems can install the Safari 6.1.3 update by choosing Apple menu > Software Update (if prompted, enter an admin password). For users running OS X Mavericks and OS X Mountain Lion systems, Safari 6.1.3 and Safari 7.0.3 may be obtained from the Mac App Store.