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Security Update:Apple Released Safari 8.01, 7.1.1 and 6.2.1 for Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 16:29

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite Safari Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Apple released Safari 8.0.1, Safari 7.1.1, and Safari 6.2.1 to address multiple vulnerabilities.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancement and affected software refer to About the Security Content of Safari 8.0.1, Safari 7.1.1, and Safari 6.2.1 at http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT6596.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5
  • OS X Mavericks v10.9.5
  • OS X Yosemite v10.10.1



WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

In the most sever case, visiting a maliciously crafted website may allow an attacker to steal data or take control of your computer.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  1. If IT Field Services or you have other IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support, Safari 8.0.1, Safari 7.1.1, and Safari 6.2.1 may be obtained from the Mac App Store.

At this time, IT is recommending against upgrading to Yosemite until IT is able to fully test compatibility and confirm vendor support with standard supported software.

 

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