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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple Computer
Apple Safari May Load HTML 5 Media Elements Automatically
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023167
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023167
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2841   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 12 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.0.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple Safari. A remote user can cause remote audio and video resources to be loaded by the target user's browser.

A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML 5 Media Element that, when loaded by the target user, will load the resource. This allows the remote user to, for example, determine if an e-mail has been viewed.

The vulnerability resides in WebKit.

Windows-based system sare not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can cause remote audio and video resources to be loaded by the target user's browser.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.0.4), 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 v10.6.1 and v10.6.2
The download file is named: Safari4.0.4SnowLeopard.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 445df542b183fa65fd9df1f7ff4c6af306e6c0b9

Safari for Mac OS X v10.5.7
The download file is named: Safari4.0.4Leopard.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 0aeb54208cdebcafb3206baf11d8649836273f33

Safari for Mac OS X v10.4.11
The download file is named: Safari4.0.4Tiger.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 4ddfd70420e27bab98864a45f291f688d86f5963

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3949

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT3949 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 3 2010 (Apple Issues Fix for iPhone) Apple Safari May Load HTML 5 Media Elements Automatically
Apple has issued a fix for iPhone OS.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 12 Nov 2009 03:11:48 +0000
Subject:  Apple Safari


APPLE-SA-2009-11-11-1 Safari 4.0.4


WebKit
CVE-ID:  CVE-2009-2841
Available for:  Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11,
Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8,
Mac OS X v10.6.1 and v10.6.2, Mac OS X Server v10.6.1 and v10.6.2
Impact:  Mail may load remote audio and video content when remote
image loading is disabled
Description:  When WebKit encounters an HTML 5 Media Element pointing
to an external resource, it does not issue a resource load callback
to determine if the resource should be loaded. This may result in
undesired requests to remote servers. As an example, the sender of an
HTML-formatted email message could use this to determine that the
message was read. This issue is addressed by generating resource load
callbacks when WebKit encounters an HTML 5 Media Element. This issue
does not affect Safari on Windows systems.

 
 


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