Vulnerability Note VU#705529
Apple Safari WebKit fails to properly handle a crafted URL
A vulnerability in the way Apple Mac OS X handles specially crafted URLs may allow an attacker to execute script in the context of another site..
According to Apple Safari 3.1.1:
An issue exists in WebKit's handling of URLs containing a colon character in the host name. Opening a maliciously crafted URL may lead to a cross-site scripting attack. This update addresses the issue through improved handling of URLs.
Note that this issue affects Safari for both Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X.
This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute script in the context of another site.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||18 Apr 2008|
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This issue is adressed in Apple Safari 3.1.1. Apple credits Robert Swiecki of the Google Security Team, and David Bloom for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2008-1025
- Date Public: 16 Apr 2008
- Date First Published: 18 Apr 2008
- Date Last Updated: 18 Apr 2008
- Severity Metric: 9.90
- Document Revision: 2