ZDI-10-031: Apple Webkit Blink Event Dangling Pointer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-031 March 16, 2010
-- Affected Vendors: Apple
-- Affected Products: Apple WebKit
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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable software utilizing Apple's WebKit library. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.
The specific flaw exists due to a failure to unregister a callback pointer during the destruction of a particular type of element when embedded inside a 'blink' container. The application dereferences the original resource which can can be leveraged by an attacker to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.
-- Vendor Response: Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2009-10-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-03-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * wushi&Z of team509
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