updated 06:00 pm EST, Thu November 13, 2008
Safari 3 2 update
Apple has released the latest update to its browser, Safari 3.2. Several security features have been added, including phishing protection and identification of online businesses. JPEG and TIFF image handling has been improved, preventing certain malicious files from closing the program or executing arbitrary code. XML document processing is also improved, correcting a heap buffer overflow vulnerability. For Windows users, bounds checking and zlib 1.2.2 issues have been addressed.
The previous version would sometimes allow form field information to be stored in the page cache, even if the autocomplete function was disabled. The new release properly cleans the form data to prevent access to sensitive information. The software now restricts the type of URL that can be launched from the plug-in interface, which reduces the change that a malicious website can access personal information.
Safari 3.2 is available as a free download from Apple Support. Versions are available for Windows, Tiger, or Leopard operating systems.