Safari 15.6.1 Problems, Download & Security Fix (macOS)

safari 15.6.1 update

Safari 15.6.1 update

Apple has released Safari 15.6.1 update for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina. This software update brings an important security fix for a WebKit vulnerability that was already addressed in macOS Monterey 12.5.1 and iOS 15.6.1.

Safari 15.6.1 Security Fix

The WebKit issue in question could lead to

“processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution”.

Apple also mentions that this problem might “have been actively exploited” and recommends this update to all users.

Tip: The complete security content of Safari 15.6.1 can be read here.
safari 15.6.1 security content

Safari 15.6.1 Problems

Any new issues reported for this version are listed below:

  • To be updated!

Safari 15.6.1 Download

  • To install this update you have to open System Preferences -> Software Update.
  • Safari 15.6.1 should show up, below the ‘An update is available for your Mac’ tagline.
  • Click Install Now or Update Now and follow the on-screen prompts.

Safari 15.6.1 Not Available?

safari 15.6.1 availability
Update not showing in the Software Update window, below the macOS Monterey 12.5.1 update option?

It doesn’t if your Mac runs macOS Monterey or macOS Ventura. That’s because it’s already included in macOS Monterey 12.5.1.

Fact: Only macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina computers are eligible for this distinct update!

Have you updated Mac to Safari 15.6.1? Did you spot any other changes or new issues? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: Safari lagging in macOS Monterey? Here is how to fix it!