Apple Updates OS X and Safari To Address Vulnerability & Bugs. Releases AirPort Extreme & Time Capsule Firmware Update With Heartbleed Fix

After releasing iOS 7.1.1 today, Apple also released security updates for OS X Mavericks, Safari and AirPort Utility. The updates are highly recommended for all users.

Jump over the break to check out what’s new…

OS X Mavericks and Safari

Apple has issued an OS X security update today to improve compatibility, stability and security. The update’s main focus is aimed at Sfari 7.0.3 and comes with the following changelog:

  • Fixes an issue that could cause the search and address field to load a webpage or send a search term before the return key is pressed
  • Improves credit card autofill compatibility with websites
  • Fixes an issue that could block receipt of push notifications from websites
  • Adds a preference to turn off push notification prompts from websites
  • Adds support for webpages with generic top-level domains
  • Strengthens Safari sandboxing
  • Fixes security issues, including several identified in recent security competitions

You can download this update ( an encouraged to do it right now ) via the Mac App Store. NOTE: reboot required

AirPort Utility

If you upgraded to a new Apple router lately ( AirPort with 802.11ac ) and/or a Time Capsule you should update AirPort Utility right now. Apple released a security update that addresses SSL/TLS ( Heartbleed fix ).

Firmware update 7.7.3 is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac. It provides security improvements related to SSL/TLS. Other AirPort base stations do not require this firmware update.

Apple notes that you might have to re-enable Back to my Mac after the update.