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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2317

Original release date: 07/14/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

WebCore in Apple Safari does not properly perform garbage collection of JavaScript document elements, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap corruption and application crash) via a reference to the ownerNode property of a copied CSSStyleSheet object of a STYLE element, as originally demonstrated on Apple iPhone before 2.0 and iPod touch before 2.0, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-1590.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: ipod-iphone-stylesheets-code-execution(43737)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32706
External Source: BID
Name: 30186
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2094
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3298
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-045/
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31074
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080725 ZDI-08-045: Apple Safari StyleSheet ownerNode Heap Corruption Vulnerability
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-11-13
Type: Advisory
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-07-11
Type: Advisory

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)