[SA21271] Safari "KHTMLParser::popOneBlock()" Memory Corruption

2006-08-02T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:13727
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-08-02T00:00:00

Description


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TITLE: Safari "KHTMLParser::popOneBlock()" Memory Corruption

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA21271

VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/21271/

CRITICAL: Highly critical

IMPACT: DoS, System access

WHERE: >From remote

SOFTWARE: Safari 2.x http://secunia.com/product/5289/

DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been discovered in Safari, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the "KHTMLParser::popOneBlock()" function. This can be exploited to cause a memory corruption via a script element in a div element redefining the document body.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 2.0.4 (419.3). Other versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION: Disable JavaScript support.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: PC and XL

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://browserfun.blogspot.com/2006/07/mobb-31-safari-khtmlparserpoponeblock.html


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