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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple
Apple Safari Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks and Information Disclosure Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025183
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025183
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0166, CVE-2011-0167, CVE-2011-0169   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 9 2011
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.0.4
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Apple Safari. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

When a target user visits a specially crafted web site and drags content within the page, a remote user may be able to obtain information from a different web site [CVE-2011-0166]. Michal Zalewski of Google Inc. reported this vulnerability.

When a target user visit a specially crafted web site, files may be sent to the site [CVE-2011-0167]. Aaron Sigel of vtty.com reported this vulnerability.

The 'window.console._inspectorCommandLineAPI' property of the Web Inspector does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input [CVE-2011-0169]. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The vendor reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with a target site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.0.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4566

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT4566 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (7), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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