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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple
Apple Safari Shortcut Menu Actions May Disclose Local Information to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023164
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2842   (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 may be able to obtain potentially sensitive information from the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML. When the target user loads the HTML and then uses the "Open Image in New Tab", "Open Image in New Window", or "Open Link in New Tab" shortcut menu options, a local HTML file may be opened and accessed by the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain information from HTML files on the target user's system when the target user initiates certain shortcut menu options.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.0.4), available via the Apple Software Update application, or Apple's Safari download site at:

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

Safari for Windows 7, Vista or XP
The download file is named: SafariSetup.exe
Its SHA-1 digest is: 236cfb9556dd369d95c5b45ddce740b15f2cb267

Safari+QuickTime for Windows 7, Vista or XP
The file is named: SafariQuickTimeSetup.exe
Its SHA-1 digest is: d95d61f2f804576b5d31fc8f47ac310438bc44dc

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (7), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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