The Apple Safari web browser contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Per Apple Security Update 2007-009:
A memory corruption issue exists in Safari's handling of feed: URLs. By enticing a user to access a maliciously crafted URL, an attacker may cause an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of feed: URLs and providing an error message in case of an invalid URL. This issue does not affect systems running Mac OS X 10.5 or later.
A remote unauthenticated attacker who can persuade a user to click on a malicious hyperlink may be able to execute arbitrary code. Note that per Apple Security Update 2007-009 this vulnerability only affects versions of Safari shipped with Mac OS X 10.4 and earlier.
Apple has released an update to address this issue. See Apple Security Update 2007-009 for more information on obtaining updates.
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Updated: December 18, 2007
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Information available in About Security Update 2007-009 was used in this report.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
CVE IDs: | CVE-2007-5859
Severity Metric: | 3.85
Date Public: | 2007-12-18
Date First Published: | 2007-12-18
Date Last Updated: | 2008-01-07 18:45 UTC
Document Revision: | 12