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Safari Beta For Windows Security Update

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Apple has posted a security update for Safari Beta for Windows 3.0.4, the details of which are posted here.

WebKit allows a page to navigate the subframes of any other page. Visiting a maliciously crafted web page could trigger a cross-site scripting attack, which may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information. This update addresses the issue by implementing a stricter frame navigation policy. (This issue is addressed for Mac OS X in Security Update 2007-009.)

Apple released Safari Beta for Windows 3.0.4 in November.

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clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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unbelievable. consider this type of security problem was fixed in other browsers back in 2005. You wonder if apple is capable of making secure browser for today's windows system.
 
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Butthead

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Jan 10, 2006
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unbelievable. consider this type of security problem was fixed in other browsers back in 2005. You wonder if apple is capable of making secure browser for today's windows system.

As noted above in the OP (parenthesis) same security vulnerability existed for Safari 3.0 on OSX, so they issued the fix for both Windows & MacOSX 10.4&10.5 on the same date- Dec.17, a month after both platforms of the latest versions of Safari were released. Seems like a pretty fast closure of a vulnerability on both platforms to me?

Doesn't appear Apple was favoring Safari for MacOSX in this instance.
 
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clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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1. a month for a security patch, maybe you thinkits fast. but firefox normally patch them in less than 2 weeks.

2. the real problem is not actually how fast it get fixed. rather. why a browser released in 2007 still has well-known security holes of 2005? does that mean apple has no knowledge of security risks appeared in the past two year? that's a lot of them!
 
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mikeinternet

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Nov 1, 2006
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'hackers' are like 'the terrorists' the fear is way worse than any actual threat.

i've never really though about security and never had a problem. i think it's all made up.
 
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