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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple Computer
Safari BMP Handling Bug Lets Remote Users Access Portions of Kernel Memory
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019487
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019487
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0894   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 22 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Safari. A remote user may be able to view portions of kernel memory.

A remote user create a specially crafted BMP file that, when loaded by the target user, will access uninitialized kernel memory.

Gynvael Coldwind reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to view portions of kernel memory.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.apple.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 22 Feb 2008 01:02:55 -0500
Subject:  Apple Safari


CVE-2008-0894 say:

Apple Safari might allow remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive memory 
contents or cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted (1) bitmap (BMP) or (2) GIF 
file, a related issue to CVE-2008-0420.

 
 


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