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Apple Safari WebKit component vulnerable to buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#351217

Original Release Date: 2006-03-03 | Last Revised: 2006-03-06

Overview

Apple Safari WebKit component is vulnerable to buffer overflow. This may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Description

Safari

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

WebKit

According to Apple:

WebKit is the open source core of Apple's Safari web browser. It is available as a framework in Mac OS X for use in your applications.
More information is available at the WebKit Project website.

The Problem

The Apple Safari WebKit component contains a heap-based buffer overflow. This vulnerability can be triggered by persuading a user to access a specially crafted web page with Safari.

Considerations

WebKit may be used in other Apple software including, but not limited to Dashboard and Mail.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or crash any application using WebKit

Solution

Install an update
This issue is correced in Apple Security Update 2006-001.

Vendor Information

351217
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  March 03, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

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.

Addendum

See http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303382.

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Nokia

Notified:  March 06, 2006 Updated:  March 06, 2006

Status

  Unknown

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.


CVSS Metrics

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

References

Acknowledgements

This issue was reported in Apple Security Update 2006-001 . Apple credits Suresec LTD with reporting this issue.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2005-4504
Severity Metric: 17.21
Date Public: 2005-12-22
Date First Published: 2006-03-03
Date Last Updated: 2006-03-06 16:15 UTC
Document Revision: 15

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