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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple
Apple Safari Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027550
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027550
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-3713, CVE-2012-3714, CVE-2012-3715, CVE-2012-3598   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 20 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 6.0.1
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Apple Safari. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error in WebKit and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2012-3598]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user. Apple Product Security reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML that, when downloaded and opened by the target user, will exploit a flaw in the quarantine function and be able to access files and resources with the privileges of the target user [CVE-2012-3713]. Aaron Sigel of vtty.com and Masahiro Yamada reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when accessed by a target user using the AutoFill feature, will access information from the Address Book "Me" card that was not included in the Autofill popover [CVE-2012-3714]. Jonathan Hogervorst of Buzzera reported this vulnerability.

When a user edits an HTTPS URL in the address bar, the request may be unexpectedly sent via HTTP [CVE-2012-3715]. Aaron Rhoads of East Watch Services LLC and Pepi Zawodsky reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.0.1).

Safari 6.0.1 is included with OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5502

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT5502 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (OS X)
Underlying OS Comments:  10.7.5, 10.8, 10.8.1

Message History:   None.


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