Vulnerability Note VU#766019

Apple Safari vulnerable to xss via the processing of JavaScript URLs

Original Release date: 19 Mar 2008 | Last revised: 19 Mar 2008


A vulnerability in the way Apple Safari handles JavaScript URLs may allow execution of JavaScript in the context of another site.


Apple Safari contains a vulnerability that may cause a cross-site script injection when processing JavaScript URLs. According to Apple Security Advisory APPLE-SA-2008-03-18:

A cross-site scripting issue exists in the processing of javascript: URLs. Enticing a user to visit a maliciously crafted web page could allow the execution of JavaScript in the context of another site. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of javascript: URLs.


This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute JavaScript in the context of another site.


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This issue is addressed in Apple Safari 3.1.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Apple Computer, Inc.Affected-19 Mar 2008
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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This vulnerability was reported in Apple Security Advisory APPLE-SA-2008-03-18 . Apple credits Robert Swiecki of Google Information Security Team for reporting this issue.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2008-1002
  • Date Public: 18 Mar 2008
  • Date First Published: 19 Mar 2008
  • Date Last Updated: 19 Mar 2008
  • Severity Metric: 8.91
  • Document Revision: 9


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