Safari on MacSource: iMore

What you need to know

  • Apple has released Safari 14.1.2 for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave.
  • Apple says that it is a security update but has not specified what it is for.

Apple is bringing yet another security update to Safari users still on macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave.

The company has released Safari 14.1.2 to macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave. Apple says that the update is focused on security per the Apple Support website, but has not specified exactly what the security update is for. It says that the details of the release will be "available soon."

This is the second security update to Safari for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users in 2021. Back in May, Apple released Safari 14.1 that addressed a security issue with WebKit.

WebKit

Available for: macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2021-30665: yangkang (@dnpushme)&zerokeeper&bianliang of 360 ATA

WebKit

Available for: macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2021-30663: an anonymous researcher

Apple has had a lot going on with Safari lately. The company recently rolled back some of the radical design changes it had made to the browser in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey after beta testers complained about some of the changes, especially with the tabs experience.

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