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Update: Safari 4.0.2 [u]

Safari 4Safari 4.0.2 is “recommended for all Safari users and improves the stability of the Nitro JavaScript engine and includes the latest compatibility and security fixes.”

Security fixes involves vulnerabilities in WebKit described as:

  • An issue in WebKit’s handling of the parent and top objects may result in a cross-site scripting attack when visiting a maliciously crafted website. This update addresses the issue through improved handling of parent and top objects.
  • A memory corruption issue exists in WebKit’s handling of numeric character references. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved handling of numeric character references.

Safari 4.0.2 update can be downloaded and installed via Software Update utility or downloaded directly from Apple’s Safari Download page (Leopard [40 MB], Tiger [26 MB], and Windows [47 MB]).

I was noticing some problems when I was using Safari 4.0 and then 4.0.1. I actually consider Safari 4 beta working much better than the final version. One of the issues I experienced involved having my Mac becoming really sluggish. This after having at least 20 tabs open at one time and made worse when I was on a site or sites running Adobe’s Flash.

I already updated to 4.0.2 and so far so good. But I can’t really say for sure since this version hasn’t gone through its paces yet.

Update:

An hour and a half after I published this post, I suffered my first 4.0.2 crash.  I had about 14 tabs open in three separate windows. I went Filipino Freethinkers‘ forums then opened two threads in separate tabs. Boom. This time there was no Flash to blame. Something is buggy with Safari 4. I hope this gets fixed soon. Hooray for History > Reopen All Closed Windows from Last Session. Bah.

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