Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Vulnerability in Safari (Mac OS X and Windows)

A vulnerability has been discovered in the RSS reader feature of Apple's Safari web browser that may affect users even if they don't use the RSS reader functionality. All Safari users, whether on Mac OS X or Windows, should be made aware of this vulnerability and the easy workarounds, which are important to follow until Apple can release a patch.

In short, Safari users on Windows platforms SHOULD NOT USE SAFARI until this vulnerability is fixed, and Safari users on Mac OS X should select a different default RSS reader in Safari's preferences until the vulnerability is fixed.

Users who have Safari for Windows installed but don't use it for web browsing are not affected. Mac users who primarily use other browsers but who have Safari set as their default RSS reader may still be affected.

Lots more details are available in this TidBITS article:

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