Categories: Computers

0day: Apple Safari “parent.close()”

Release Date : 2010-05-07
Criticality level : Highly critical
Impact : Remote code execution
Solution Status : Unpatched

A vulnerability has been discovered in Apple Safari, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user’s system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of parent windows and can result in a function call using an invalid pointer. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code when a user e.g. visits a specially crafted web page and closes opened pop-up windows.

The vulnerability is confirmed in Safari version 4.0.5 for Windows. Other versions may also be affected.

Do not visit untrusted web sites or follow links from untrusted sources.

Krystian Kloskowski (h07)

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