September 18, 2014

In brief: Apples releases updates for OS X and Safari

(LiveHacking.Com) – Having released iOS 6 with a large number of security fixes, Apple has now released an update to OS X and a new verison of Safari. For OS X, Mountain Lion has been updated to v10.8.2, Lion jumps to v10.7.5 and for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Apple has released Security Update 2012-004. Safari has recevied a minor update to 6.0.1 to address a range of security issues.

The updates to OS X upgrade or fix a number of low level OS X components including:

  • Apache has been updated to version 2.2.22 to address several vulnerabilities, the most serious of which may lead to a denial of service.
  • A reachable assertion issue existed in the handling of DNS records. This issue was addressed by updating to BIND 9.7.6-P1.
  • PHP is updated to version 5.3.15 to address multiple vulnerabilities, the most serious of which may lead to arbitrary code execution.

Other components updated include: CoreText, DirectoryService, ImageIO, Kernel, Mail and QuickTime.

Safari has also been updated including a large set of fixes for WebKit. OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2  automatically updates Safari to Safari 6.0.1.

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