Apple Releases Safari 14.1.2 Update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

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MacRumors 19 July, 2021 - 04:00pm 10 views

New Safari updates are normally introduced alongside new macOS updates for the current version of macOS and security updates for older versions of macOS, but the Safari 14.1.2 update is available on its own and Apple has not yet released macOS Big Sur 11.5.

The Safari update can be downloaded by going to System Preferences and clicking on the Software Update section.

We'll update this article when Apple provides details on the security fixes.

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Apple releases Safari 14.1.2 for macOS Catalina and Mojave with security improvements

9to5Mac 19 July, 2021 - 06:57pm

Apple today quietly released an updated version of Safari for users running versions of macOS prior to macOS Big Sur 11. Safari 14.1.2 is now available for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave with security improvements and bug fixes.

The update follows the release of iOS 14.7 and watchOS 7.6, which were made available to the public earlier today. The final builds of macOS Big Sur 11.5 and iPadOS 14.7 are yet to be released. However, what exactly these updates bring in terms of security improvements is unknown at this time.

On its security webpage, Apple only mentions that more details about today’s updates will be available soon. Earlier this year, Apple introduced Safari 14.1 for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave, which fixed a serious exploit in WebKit that had been used to execute arbitrary code on a device without authorization.

Presumably another security breach in WebKit has been patched with the latest versions of iOS and macOS, and now Apple is releasing the same patch for Mac users who cannot update to macOS Big Sur. The company suggests that more details will be revealed after an investigation to confirm that the security update works.

You can update Safari by going to the Software Update menu in the System Preferences app on your Mac.

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Apple releases Safari 14.1.2 for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

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Apple is bringing yet another security update to Safari users still on macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave.

The company has released Safari 14.1.2 to macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave. Apple says that the update is focused on security per the Apple Support website, but has not specified exactly what the security update is for. It says that the details of the release will be "available soon."

This is the second security update to Safari for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users in 2021. Back in May, Apple released Safari 14.1 that addressed a security issue with WebKit.

Available for: macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management.

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Available for: macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation.

Apple has had a lot going on with Safari lately. The company recently rolled back some of the radical design changes it had made to the browser in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey after beta testers complained about some of the changes, especially with the tabs experience.

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AppleInsider 19 July, 2021 - 04:38pm

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Along with Monday's batch of operating system updates, Apple issued a new version of its Safari web browser for past Mac software releases macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave.

Apple is currently pushing out the latest Safari iteration to users of macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave, though the company failed to detail the update's contents in accompanying release notes.

Safari 14.1.2 is listed on an Apple security update support document, however, suggesting the new version contains important bug fixes and security enhancements that typically accompany operating system point releases.

Apple on Monday issued iOS 14.7, tvOS 14.7 and watchOS 7.6 to the public on Monday following weeks of beta testing.

Along with new features, like MagSafe Battery Pack support and Apple Card Family upgrades on iOS, the latest round of updates include a number of bug fixes and security patches. Apple has yet to publish details on the security enhancements, but is expected to do so later today.

All new operating system versions are currently being pushed through Apple's software update delivery system, while Safari 14.1.2 can be downloaded by navigating to Software Update in System Preferences.

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