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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0053

Original release date: 03/15/2010
Last revised: 03/17/2011


Use-after-free vulnerability in WebKit in Apple Safari before 4.0.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via vectors related to the run-in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) display property.


Per: http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010/Mar/msg00000.html CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0053 Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.1 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.1 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution Description: A use-after-free issue exists in the rendering of content with a CSS display property set to 'run-in'. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This issue is addressed through improved memory reference tracking. Credit to wushi of team509, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue.


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: BID
Name: 38671
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2011:002
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4070
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 62948
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-2722
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-8423
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0212
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-03-11-1
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-8360
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2011:039
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-8379
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 41856
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4225
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023708
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0552
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 43068
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-06-21-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1006-1
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7323

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7323
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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