National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-5851
Original release date:11/15/2012
html/parser/XSSAuditor.cpp in WebCore in WebKit, as used in Google Chrome through 22 and Safari 5.1.7, does not consider all possible output contexts of reflected data, which makes it easier for remote attackers to bypass a cross-site scripting (XSS) protection mechanism via a crafted string, aka rdar problem 12019108.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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 modification
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External Source: CONFIRM
External Source: XF
External Source: MISC
- Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)