Apple releases Safari 8.0.6 with security updates for OS X Yosemite

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On Wednesday, May 6, Apple released an updated version of Safari for OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and and Mountain Lion.

Apple today released Safari 8.0.6 for OS X Yosemite, which is primarily focused on security enhancements. At the same time, Apple also released Safari 7.1.6 for Mavericks and Safari 6.2.6 for Mountain Lion users. Apple confirmed on an official support document page that the update to Safari is primarily aimed at WebKit vulnerabilities, which could lead to compromised personal information.

As per Apple:

    WebKit
    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3
    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.

    WebKit History
    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3
    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may compromise user information on the filesystem
    Description: A state management issue existed in Safari that allowed unprivileged origins to access contents on the filesystem. This issue was addressed through improved state management.

    WebKit Page Loading
    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3
    Impact: Visiting a malicious website by clicking a link may lead to user interface spoofing
    Description: An issue existed in the handling of the rel attribute in anchor elements. Target objects could get unauthorized access to link objects. This issue was addressed through improved link type adherence.

The update to Safari is available now for those running the appropriate version of Apple’s desktop software.

[via Apple]