Apple Issues First OS X Mavericks Update
Apple's OS X 10.9.1 release includes an updated Safari Web browser.Apple released today its first milestone update for the OS X 10.9 Mavericks desktop operating system. Mavericks, Apple's latest OS X release, first became generally available Oct. 22. The new OS X 10.9.1 release includes both stability and security updates. On the security front, the OS X 10.9.1 update is narrowly focused on Apple's Safari Web browser. OS X 10.9 originally shipped with Safari 7.0, which is now being updated to a patched Safari 7.0.1 release. In total, the Safari 7.0.1 update includes nine security updates for vulnerabilities found within Safari and its core WebKit rendering engine. Apple patched the CVE-2013-5227 information leakage vulnerability in Safari 7.0.1. "Safari may have autofilled user names and passwords into a subframe from a different domain than the main frame," Apple warns in its advisory. "This issue was addressed through improved origin tracking."
The WebKit rendering engine received eight security updates for memory corruption-related issues. Apple's advisory notes that it addressed the WebKit memory corruption issues through improved memory handling.