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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple
Apple Safari Extensions and Plug-ins Flaws Let Remote Users Replace Extensions and Redirect Plugin Requests
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033688
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033688
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5780, CVE-2015-5828   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 1 2015
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 9.0
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Apple Safari. A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

A remote user can cause a Safari extension to be replaced on the target user's system without prompting the target user [CVE-2015-5780].

Ben Toms of macmule.com reported this vulnerability.

A remote user (server) can return an HTTP redirect to the target connected plug-in without having the target system notify the plug-in of the redirect [CVE-2015-5828].

Lorenzo Fontana reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause a Safari extension to be silently replaced on the target user's system.

A remote user can return an HTTP redirect to the target connected plug-in without detection by the plugin.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (9.0).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205265

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/en-us/HT205265 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.


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