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Last updated: 10/1/2014 10:30:37 AM
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Apple Safari before 4.0.5 on Windows does not properly validate external URL schemes, which allows remote attackers to open local files and execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML document.
Available for: Windows 7, Vista, XP
Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary
Description: An issue in Safari's handling of external URL schemes
may cause a local file to be opened in response to a URL encountered
on a web page. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to
arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through
improved validation of external URLs. This issue does not affect Mac
OS X systems. Credit to Billy Rios and Microsoft Vulnerability
Research (MSVR) for reporting this issue.
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