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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple Computer
Safari WebKit Bug in Processing JavaScript Regular Expressions Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019870
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019870
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1026   (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. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Regular expressions with large, nested repetition counts can trigger code execution.

Charlie Miller reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create JavaScript that, when loaded 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:   State error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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