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Highly critical Safari vulnerability published

Secunia last week published a new vulnerability affecting Apple’s desktop Safari browser. The new exploit can be used by malicious users to execute arbitrary code on the system and is deemed to be “highly critical”.

The security research company found the exploit to grant system level access when a user "visits a specially crafted web page and closes opened pop-up windows”. Affected versions include Safari 4.0.5 for Windows, though other versions and operating systems might also be affected.