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Apple Safari vulnerable to buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#176732

Original Release Date: 2006-03-03 | Last Revised: 2006-03-03


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



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.


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


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.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  March 03, 2006



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.



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CVSS Metrics

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



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

This document was written by Jeff Gennari

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0387
Severity Metric: 17.21
Date Public: 2006-03-02
Date First Published: 2006-03-03
Date Last Updated: 2006-03-03 15:02 UTC
Document Revision: 10

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