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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple
Safari Bug in Setting Cookies in Certain Domains May Let Remote Users Conduct Session Fixation Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020539
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3170   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 23 2008
Impact:   Modification of authentication information
Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple Safari. A remote user may be able to set cookies on certain domains as part of a session fixation attack.

A remote user can set a cookie on the target user's browser for certain country specific top-level domains (TLDs) to cause Safari to send the cookies when connecting to any other web servers in the same domain.

This flaw may allow remote users to conduct session fixation attacks to hijack a target user's session.

The original advisory is available at:

Alex (kuza55) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to set cookies in certain top-level domains to be sent by the target user's browser when connecting to any server in that domain.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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