Apple Safari file:// Redirection Sandbox Escape Vulnerabliity

ID ZDI-15-228
Type zdi
Reporter Joe Vennix of Rapid7 Inc.
Modified 2015-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple Safari. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of popups to invalid pages. The issue lies in the ability to control the history of a window with higher privileges. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code outside the context of the Safari sandbox.