Feeds

Safari gets four new fixes

Quick fix tames vulns

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Apple has released four new fixes for its Safari cross-platform internet browser - less than two weeks after its launch. The new patches mark the second update to Safari since its release, and are part of a larger Safari 3.0.2 beta release for Mac OS X and Windows.

Both packs contain stability fixes in addition to the security update, but there are four fixes for vulnerabilities faced by Windows' users. A flaw in the WebKit component of Safari can be exploited by directing the user to a specially crafted webpage. This page could in turn cause an application crash and give the attacker the ability to install malware on the victim's computer.

Two of the weaknesses could leave users open to cross-site scripting attacks, while the remaining vulnerability allowed attackers to spoof legitimate websites. This flaw allows an attacker to edit the information that appears in the URL bar. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to make a malicious site appear with the URL of a trusted one.

Mac users will see two security fixes provided in the update. The updates also contain stability fixes for 16 performance and stability bugs in Windows and nine in Mac OS X.

© 2007 ENN

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

More from The Register

next story
KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer
Melty but refreshing - popular rival to Mint's Cinnamon's still a work in progress
NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14
Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET
Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU
On-by-default INMEMORY tech a boon for developers ... as long as they can afford it
Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY
Web devs, Mozilla really wants you to like this one
Google shows off new Chrome OS look
Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.