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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple Computer
Safari Heap Overflow in CoreGraphics Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021225
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021225
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3623   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple 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 trigger a heap overflow in CoreGraphics in the processing of color spaces and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (3.2), available via the Apple Software Update application, or Apple's Safari download site at:

http://www.apple.com/safari/download/

Safari for Windows XP or Vista
The download file is named: "SafariSetup.exe"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 38be6fb56f20de8c312956cd0df40d39584bce53

Safari+QuickTime for Windows XP or Vista
The file is named: "SafariQuickTimeSetup.exe"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 6da9ca61479ce287cea476617253f6a93cbc6aa8

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3298

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT3298 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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