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Apple updates Safari, Security updates

updated 12:45 am EST, Sat December 22, 2007

Safari security update

Apple on Friday updated its newest security update (released earlier this week) to correct an issue that caused its Safari browser to crash on some websites. Although it didn't specify the exact nature of the problem that was introduced with the update, the company said that Security Update 2007-009 v1.1 (Tiger, Leopard) is now available for Mac OS X v10.5.1 and Mac OS X v10.4.11 and said that the update specifically addresses an issue introduced in Security Update 2007-009 that causes an unexpected termination of the Safari application when browsing to certain web sites. "There is no change to the security content provided in Security Update 2007-009," Apple wrote in its documentation. Apple said that the new Security Update 2007-009 v1.1 will install over Security Update 2007-009. The update is "recommended" to correct the Safari issue and systems that have not yet installed Security Update 2007-009 only need to install Security Update 2007-009 v1.1. Apple also updated its Safari for Windows beta to fix the same issue.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Also passes acid2 test!

    With Safari 3, Apple unfortunately broke rendering a bit and the browser no longer passed the acid2 test (

    This update repair the rendering engine to once again pass this difficult task. Firefox does not pass this test, though Opera does...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: acid2

    The only people who care about acid2 are a bunch of geeks who feel its some "if it can pass this, it's perfect" test. Hardly.

    You'd think if it were that important that all the browsers who be adding in the specific code needed to pass the thing.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: acid2

    So testudo, you don't think there should be a standard test to demonstrate a browser's capabilities?

    Do you have an opinion on this that isn't just the opposite of what someone said before you?

  1. Sprocket

    Joined: Dec 1969


    'Feh' to Safari

    The fact that Safari is attached-at-the-hip to OS updates makes this browser lame. Fortunately for me, I've got the good sense to hop over to the Camino camp, and there is NO WAY Apple will get me back to Safari. Not only is Camino MUCH faster than Safari -- the updates DON'T require a non-reversible OS (or something as lame as a QuickTime/iTune) security update.

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