OS X Update

Alongside the release of iOS 7.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Apple has released a security update for OS X.

Security Update 2014-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. This update also includes Safari 7.0.3.

While the update does not seem as severe as the previous security update containing a major SSL fix, it is recommended that all users update to the most recent version of OS X. The security update also includes a minor update to Safari.

This update:
Fixes an issue that could cause the search and address field to load a webpage or send a search term before the return key is pressed
Improves credit card autofill compatibility with websites
Fixes an issue that could block receipt of push notifications from websites
Adds a preference to turn off push notification prompts from websites
Adds support for webpages with generic top-level domains
Strengthens Safari sandboxing
Fixes security issues, including several identified in recent security competitions

The update is available now on the Mac App Store. You can read more about the security update here and Safari 7.0.3 here.

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4 Responses to “Apple pushes OS X security update, Safari 7.0.3”

  1. WTF? The auto URL/search submission (phantom return) has been in Safari 6.x since the beginning and no fix for this?

    Safari hasn’t gotten any less buggy, and despite all the bugs introduced since Snow Leopard, 10.8.5 still remains a lot more stable than Mavericks. For every feature that’s been added to any part of the OS, Apple have managed to introduce 2 or more bugs. In a few more OS releases the whole thing might just be unusable.


  2. Ah, should have known better than to trust the reporting… Safari 6.1.3 has also been released with the same fixes. Wow, this has been around since 6.0 and the issue is absolutely maddening.