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Along with the release of their new Lion OS X, Apple has issued a new version of its Safari browser for Mac and Windows users, pushing version 5.1 and 5.0.6 to patch a boatload of security holes, some of which are critical.
Apple has shipped new versions of its Safari browser with patches for at least 48 security vulnerabilities.The Safari 4.1 and 5.0 updates, considered “highly critical,” is available for both Windows and Mac OS X. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could lead to drive-by download (remote code execution) attacks.
After more than two years, Apple’s Safari browser for Macs remains
vulnerable to attacks that allow websites to litter a user’s hard drive
with thousands of malicious files. The “carpet bomb” vulnerability was publicly disclosed in May 2008 after members of Apple’s security team said they didn’t consider the quirk a security issue. Read the full article. [The Register]
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