Apple updates Safari with improved security and memory handling

Apple rolled out an update to its Safari browser today, which is available for OS X Lion and Lion Server 10.7.5, OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, and OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks. The update resolves some crashing issues when users visit a "maliciously crafted website" as well as addresses memory corruption issues found in Webkit.

According to Apple's release note, Safari is now in versions 6.1.6 and 7.0.6 for the releases and impacts users who may be "visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution." The update also improves memory handling to prevent memory corruption. Apple says that the update is recommended for all Mavericks users.

The update is a free download and Mac users can head over to the Software Update panel to get the latest versions of Safari for their systems.

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Source: Apple

Chuong H Nguyen