Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Apple’s Mavericks OS release comes with Safari browser patches

Packaged with Apple's latest Mavericks operating system (version 10.9.1), are fixes for several vulnerabilities in the tech giant's Safari web browser.

Safari 7.0.1 was released on Monday by the company, and the browser update addresses eight arbitrary code execution flaws, as well as a bug that could allow users' credentials to be disclosed.

The arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities, detailed in a posting on Apple's support page, could lead to “unexpected application termination” or to malicious code being executed by an attacker if a user visits an infected website, the company revealed.

Google's Chrome security team disclosed three of the code execution flaws to Apple.

Exploit of the information disclosure bug in Safari (CVE-2013-5227) could be leveraged through websites that utilize autofill, Apple said.

“Safari may have autofilled user names and passwords into a subframe from a different domain than the main frame,” Apple said of the bug. “This issue was addressed through improved origin tracking.”

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