Vulnerability Note VU#905292
Apple Safari code execution vulnerability
The Apple Safari web browser contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Per Apple Security Update 2007-009:
A memory corruption issue exists in Safari's handling of feed: URLs. By enticing a user to access a maliciously crafted URL, an attacker may cause an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of feed: URLs and providing an error message in case of an invalid URL. This issue does not affect systems running Mac OS X 10.5 or later.
A remote unauthenticated attacker who can persuade a user to click on a malicious hyperlink may be able to execute arbitrary code. Note that per Apple Security Update 2007-009 this vulnerability only affects versions of Safari shipped with Mac OS X 10.4 and earlier.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||18 Dec 2007|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Information available in About Security Update 2007-009 was used in this report.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-5859
- Date Public: 18 Dec 2007
- Date First Published: 18 Dec 2007
- Date Last Updated: 07 Jan 2008
- Severity Metric: 3.85
- Document Revision: 12
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