There is a vulnerability in the way Safari handles form data that may expose sensitive information when the forward/backward buttons are used.
Apple Safari is a web browser available for the Mac OS X operating system. A vulnerability exists in the way Safari handles web form data. When a web form is submitted to a server using the
POST method and the server returns an
HTTP redirect to a
GET method URL, Safari may re-POST that data to the
GET method URL. It has been reported that this condition occurs when the forward/backward buttons are used. No further information was provided on this vulnerability.
A user's form data could be disclosed to a remote server.
Apple has released a patch to address this vulnerability. For further details, please see the Apple Security Advisory (Security Updates for Mac OS X 10.3.5).
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Updated: August 16, 2004
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Please refer to Apple's security updates for Mac OS X 10.3.5.
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This vulnerability was reported by Apple. In turn, Apple credits Rick Osterberg of Harvard University for reporting this issue.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
CVE IDs: | CVE-2004-0743
Severity Metric: | 1.45
Date Public: | 2004-08-10
Date First Published: | 2004-08-16
Date Last Updated: | 2004-08-16 20:34 UTC
Document Revision: | 10