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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple
Safari NULL Pointer Dereference in setAttributeNode() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016441
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016441
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3372   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 7 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 6 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 2.0.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Safari. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that uses the DHTML setAttributeNode() function. When the HTML is loaded by the target user, the code will trigger a NULL pointer dereference and cause the target user's browser to crash.

It may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the target system, however, the report did not confirm code execution.

A demonstration exploit [to crash the browser] is available at:

http://metasploit.com/users/hdm/tools/browserfun/mobb_005.html

The original advisory is available at:

http://browserfun.blogspot.com/2006/07/mobb-5-dhtml-setattributenode.html

Dennis Cox discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the target user's browser to crash or may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.apple.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.


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