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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple Computer
Safari Bug in Processing Download Filenames Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019868
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019868
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1024   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 16 2008
Original Entry Date:  Apr 16 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Safari on Windows. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create HTML with a specially crafted file name that, when downloaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Mac OS X systems are not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create a filename that, when downloaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.1.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1467

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT1467 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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