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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple
Safari and iPhone MobileSafari Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018439
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018439
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3944   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 23 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Safari and MobileSafari. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. The iPhone is affected.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

On the iPhone, the code will run with administrative privileges.

Charlie Miller, Jake Honoroff, and Joshua Mason of Independent Security Evaluators discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.securityevaluators.com/iphone/

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix for iPhone (iPhone v1.0.1) [as of August 2007].

The vendor' advisory is available at:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306173

Vendor URL:  docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306173 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.


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