Apple Patches More Mac Security Flaws with Safari Update

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Apple released Safari 6.0.4 for the Mac on Tuesday with fixes for several security-related issues. The update targets Safari running on OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion and adds the ability to enable the Java plug-in on a site-by-site basis.

Safari update patches more Mac security flawsSafari update patches more Mac security flaws

According to Apple's security notes, the 6.0.4 update addressed a problem where "visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution."

The update is free and available for OS X 10.7.5 and OS X 10.8.3 users through Software Update.

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Just a note: The update to Safari seems to allow you to disable Apple’s onerous Blocked Plugin policy by setting individual sites to “Allow Always”. 
This was a huge issue for companies that used a Juniper VPN solution that also had Mac users.

From :
Allow Always: The Java web plug-in will run without prompts from Safari. This setting is only recommended for trusted websites that require the Java web plug-in, such as websites that are only accessible on your company’s intranet.


Lee Dronick

It is not yet showing in my App Store updates pane, same for Aperture.

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