Friday, May 30, 2008

Microsoft Warns of Safari Threat on WIndows Platforms

Microsoft Security Advisory (953818).

Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a blended threat that allows remote code execution on all supported versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista when Appleā€™s Safari for Windows has been installed. Safari is not installed with Windows XP or Windows Vista by default; it must be installed independently or through the Apple Software Update application. Customers running Safari on Windows should review this advisory.

At the present time, Microsoft is unaware of any attacks attempting to exploit this blended threat. Upon completion of this investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate measures to protect our customers. This may include providing a solution through a service pack, the monthly update process, or an out-of-cycle security update, depending on customers needs.

More here.


At Tue Jun 03, 01:41:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Jason Frisvold said...

Isn't this an odd move for Microsoft? That is, assuming it's not a deliberate attack against Apple. No, no... keep reading, I'm not trying to bash Microsoft.

I'm not aware of any other security announcements that Microsoft has made to point out third-party issues. I'm somewhat happy to see it, but it is, I believe, unprecedented...


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