Apple releases Safari 6.1.6 and 7.0.6 with a focus on security

image Safari 7.0.6 update

On August 13, Apple released updates to Safari for OS X Lion/Mountain Lion, as well as Mavericks, with a focus on security fixes.

The new update, which is available either through the Software Update function or through Apple’s support page through the link below, is available for both Safari on Macs running OS X Lion/Mountain Lion, or Mavericks. For the former, it brings the version up to 6.1.6. For the latter’s, the version has been bumped up to 7.0.6.

The update is focused on security fixes, primarily with WebKit issues:

Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6
WebKit

Available for: OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Lion Server v10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.4

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.

This public release coincides with Apple seeding the newest beta for OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, which brought the build up to 13F14.

[via Apple Support]