Home > Exploits, OS X, Vulnerability > 0day: Apple Safari “parent.close()”

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)

Original Advisory:

Advisory Reference:

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: