Apple Safari 6.0 Drag / Drop cross site scripting

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A vulnerability has been found in Apple Safari 6.0 (Web Browser) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component Drag / Drop Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in WebKit in Apple iOS before 7 allow user-assisted remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via vectors involving a (1) drag-and-drop or (2) copy-and-paste operation.

The weakness was published 10/22/2013 by Mario Heiderich as APPLE-SA-2013-10-22-2 as confirmed mailinglist post (Apple Security Mailinglist). It is possible to read the advisory at The mailinglist post contains:

Dragging or pasting a selection from one site to another may allow scripts contained in the selection to be executed in the context of the new site. This issue is addressed through additional validation of content before a paste or a drag and drop operation.
This vulnerability is known as CVE-2013-5129 since 08/15/2013. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059.007 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 70563 (Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 6.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (87249) and Tenable (70563). Similar entries are available at 5610, 8303, 8792 and 8797.







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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Nessus ID: 70563
Nessus Name: Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Advisory: APPLE-SA-2013-10-22-2
Researcher: Mario Heiderich
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-5129 (🔍)
X-Force: 87249
SecurityTracker: 1029054
Vulnerability Center: 42082 - Apple iOS Webkit Before 7 Multiple Remote XSS Vulnerabilities via drag-and-drop or copy-paste (CVE-2013-5129), Medium
SecurityFocus: 62537
Secunia: 54886 - Apple iOS Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical

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Created: 10/23/2013 05:41 PM
Updated: 06/01/2021 12:23 PM
Changes: 10/23/2013 05:41 PM (72), 05/14/2017 09:31 AM (1), 06/01/2021 12:08 PM (3), 06/01/2021 12:15 PM (2), 06/01/2021 12:23 PM (1)
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