Safari Beta 3.0.1 for Windows fixes security vulnerabilities
The Safari 3 Public Beta was released on June 11 for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista. Soon afterwards security researchers found some security vulnerabilities in the initial release of the Windows XP/Vista version of the software. Safari 3.0.1 Public Beta for Windows is now available and addresses the following issues in Safari 3 Public Beta:
Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: A command injection vulnerability exists in the Windows version of Safari 3 Public Beta. By enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted web page, an attacker can trigger the issue which may lead to arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional processing and validation of URLs. This does not pose a security issue on Mac OS X systems, but could lead to an unexpected termination of the Safari browser.
Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
Description: An out-of-bounds memory read issue in Safari 3 Public Beta for Windows may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution when visiting a malicious website. This issue does not affect Mac OS X systems.
Impact: Visiting a malicious website may allow cross-site scripting
The update is available via the “Apple Software Update” application, which is installed with the most recent version of QuickTime or iTunes on Windows.