A vulnerability in Apple Mac OS X WebKit may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.
From the OpenDarwin WebKit project description,
WebKit is an open source web browser engine. WebKit is also the name of the Mac OS X system framework version of the engine that's used by Safar_i, Dashboard, Mail, and many other OS X applications.__ _
Per Apple, an attacker may be able to create a specially crafted HTML document that could cause a previously deallocated object to be accessed.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted web page or HTML file, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user or crash the program that opened the malicious document.
Do not Open Untrusted Links
Do not open or follow untrusted hyperlinks. Refer to the National Cyber Security Alliance's document "Stay Safe Online" for more information on opening unknown hyperlinks.
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Notified: August 02, 2006 Updated: August 02, 2006
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Refer to Apple Security Update 2006-004 for more details on this vulnerability.
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Thanks to Apple Product Security for reporting this vulnerability. Apple in turn thanks Jesse Ruderman of the Mozilla Corporation.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-3505
Severity Metric: | 1.64
Date Public: | 2006-08-01
Date First Published: | 2006-08-02
Date Last Updated: | 2006-08-02 18:10 UTC
Document Revision: | 32