dcsimg

Apple Patches 83 Safari Vulnerabilities

SHARE
Share it on Twitter  
Share it on Facebook  
Share it on Linked in  
Email  

Apple recently updated Safari to version 5.1.4, patching 83 security flaws.

"The patch count was a record for Safari 5, which Apple released in June 2010, three months before launching OS X Snow Leopard," writes Computerworld's Gregg Keizer.

"Of the 83 vulnerabilities, Apple tacitly classified 72 as critical," Keizer writes. "Although Apple does not formally rate vulnerabilities using a threat scale like Microsoft, the phrase 'may lead to ... arbitrary code execution' in its security advisories describes the type of bugs that attackers could theoretically use to compromise a Mac and plant malware on the machine."

Go to "Apple patches record number of Safari 5 bugs with monster update" to read the details.

For regular security news updates, follow eSecurityPlanet on Twitter: @eSecurityP.