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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple Computer
Safari WebKit Plug-in Interface Lets Remote Users Launch Local Applications
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021227
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021227
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4216   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple Safari. A remote user can launch local files to obtain potentially sensitive information.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke the WebKit plug-in interface and launch local URLs. This can be exploited to obtain potentially sensitive information from the target user's system.

Billy Rios of Microsoft and Nitesh Dhanjani of Ernst & Young reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can launch local files to obtain potentially sensitive information.
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 Mac OS X v10.5.5
The download file is named: "Safari3.2Leo.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 540668ffd5e3a4727720b8687e05f7c43908424a

Safari for Mac OS X v10.4.11
The download file is named: "Safari3.2Ti.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 463619e89f421eceaed32ea5e9a48891ad8fdb4e

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:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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