Apple has released Safari 5.0.4 to address multiple vulnerabilities in the ImageIO, libxml, and WebKit packages. These vulnerabilities could allow hackers to make malicious web pages which in turn could lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
According to the update information provided by Apple via their software update tool, the following things have also fixed/improved in 5.0.4:
- Improved stability for web pages with multiple instances of plug-in content
- Improved compatibility with web pages with image reflections and transition effects
- A fix for an issue that could cause some web pages to print with incorrect layouts
- A fix for an issue that could cause content to display incorrectly on web pages with plug-ins
- A fix for an issue that could cause a Screen Saver to appear while video is playing in Safari
- Improved compatibility with VoiceOver on web pages with text input areas and lists with selectable items
- Improved stability when using VoiceOver
Safari 5.0.4 is available across all supported platforms: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.5 Leopard and Windows (XP, Vista and 7). The update is available via the Apple Software update tool and Apple’s Safari page.
Apple have released further information about the security fixes in 5.0.4 here.