Apple Releases Safari 7.0.4 and 6.1.4 with Security Fixes

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released Safari 7.0.4 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.1.4 for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion, addressing a significant memory corruption issue in the WebKit engine powering Apple's browser. It also addresses an issue with handling of unicode characters that could be exploited.
    The new update comes roughly six weeks after the release of Safari 7.0.3, which included a more substantial list of improvements. Safari 7.0.3 was later bundled into OS X 10.9.3, which was released last week.

    Safari 7.0.4 and 6.1.4 are free downloads available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Safari 7.0.4 and 6.1.4 with Security Fixes
  2. macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Seems to work. I'm typing this on 7.0.4 It was a ~60MB update on my iMac
  3. macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    I hadn't experienced any problems with it, but I updated anyway (not that wouldn't) in hopes of better performance and knowing that I shouldn't have any problems they've addressed.
  5. macrumors 68020

    Cuban Missles

    Dec 6, 2012
    My heart is in Camagüey, the rest in the USA
    For me Safari has been stable. I hardly noticed any difference with the last update and it has been completely transparent with this update. Clearly plugging holes, but zero impact to users is good. Now bring on 10.10 or whatever it will be called and let's get some snappy impacts going :)
  6. macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    #6 (and other Australian news corp sites) now works rather than loading partially and becoming unresponsive.

    (I do realise that site is full of rubbish. Please don't judge me :)
  7. macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2012
  8. macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    The Netherlands
    With every update, I'm scared they'll mess up something different, like when Safari 7 came. Adblock on youtube didn't work for months, turned out it was Apple and not the adblock team and they had to wait for a few months for a new fix from Apple. Now, it's finally blocking ads again, but with every update, I fear they'll mess it up again. Ya, I hate ads that much :p
  9. macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2013

    I'm Excited for the improved memory handling :)
    However they have yet to fix the history swipe back bug that occasionally causes it to get stuck :/
  10. macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    Oh excellent, now I can stop using Chrome Canary as my go-to por buying gifts browser. I hate when my bookmarks get all mixed up, ya know? Now I won't have all those popups showing up
  11. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I was cleaning out my bookmarks bar and Reading List the other day and it was going crazy on 7.0.3. Will have to see if this new update helps any.
  12. macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2009
    Los Angeles
    In all seriousness though, it really is much easier to deal with sites like CNN when ads are properly blocked.

    Another nice tool is Click2Flash, which makes all Flash load on demand, and force loads HTML5 on a lot of video sites, which in turn also blocks a ton of video ads.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    A post on Macrumors
    <p class = "question>
    Is it snappier?

    Seriously, though, I haven't seen the problem described in the post. That said, props to Apple for making a fix for whoever has the problem. :D
  14. macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    How do I go back to 7.0.3?

    Just installed 7.0.4 and now Safari is broken for me. If I try to swipe to go "back" it freezes on me, and I have to close the window (Command + W) and open a new one in order to resume browsing.

    EDIT: Tried disabling and re-enabling the gesture in System Prefs. Didn't fix anything for me. This is really frustrating. Thanks, Apple =/
  15. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    Have you tried restarting to see if it perhaps gets rid of some weird glitches?
  16. macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    Safari? Yes.

    My MBP? No.

    I just rebooted yesterday and I'd rather not do so again so soon (I have an irrational fear of constant rebooting =/)... and frankly if the update requires a restart to fix it, I find that pretty disappointing.
  17. macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2013
    Apple fans are some of the weirdest people on the planet. Seriously, a fear of restarting?
  18. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    Rebooting a computer is one of the most basic things. Nothing crazy or wrong about it.
  19. macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    I agree, but it shouldn't be required in this case on principle, in my opinion. I'll reboot it soon, then. But if that doesn't fix it then, well, I don't know.... haha
  20. macrumors 68040

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.

    "on principle"??

    On behalf of the entire computer industry, I apologize profusely that our technology disappoints you.
  21. macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    Yes, I find it difficult to swallow that incremental updates that are meant to improve performance lead to malfunctioning software. It makes me question how the build passes QC tests. And I don't mean for Apple, I mean any company. A couple years ago Sony released an update to the PS3 firmware that bricked consoles, and I don't find it very excusable. I'm not asking for anything like a brand new computer, I'm just expressing a complaint. So no need for the sarcasm, really. I do think that companies should have a way for users to use whichever version of software they had that works though; if Apple allowed me to revert back to 7.0.3 I would have no qualms.
  22. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    Computers can just run into issues without even any updates. Just by using them and them running. Just their nature. It happens. Nothing too strange or new about it. Restarting is a fairly basic, straightforward, and simple troubleshooting step for a lot of electronic devices in general.
  23. macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2013
    You come to this site to read news for free and you don't even care enough to put up with ads that pay the bills of the people who write these stories?
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2014
    This bug is killing me from Mountain Lion times and still they didn't fix it -.-'
    Furthermore, restarting Safari doesn't help, only rebooting Mac...
  25. macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    I have that bug in 7.0.3 as well so I doubt reverting would make any difference.

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