Vulnerability Note VU#176732

Apple Safari vulnerable to buffer overflow

Original Release date: 03 Mar 2006 | Last revised: 03 Mar 2006

Overview

Apple Safari is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

Safari

Apple Safari is a web browser that comes with the Mac OS X operating system.

The Problem

Apple Safari contains a stack-based buffer overflow. This vulnerability can be triggered by persuading a user to access a web page containing specially crafted JavaScript with Safari.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Solution

Install an update

This issue is corrected in Apple Security Update 2006-001.

Disable JavaScript in Safari


For instructions on how to disable JavaScript in Safari, please refer to the Safari section of the Securing Your Web Browser document.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-03 Mar 2006
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A

References

Credit

This issue was reported in Apple Security Update 2006-001.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0387
  • Date Public: 02 Mar 2006
  • Date First Published: 03 Mar 2006
  • Date Last Updated: 03 Mar 2006
  • Severity Metric: 17.21
  • Document Revision: 10

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