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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in WebKit (Web Browser). This affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

WebKit, as used in Apple iOS before 7.1 and Apple TV before 6.1, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted web site, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-1290, CVE-2014-1291, CVE-2014-1292, CVE-2014-1293, and CVE-2014-1294.

The weakness was presented 04/01/2014 with Apple as HT6181 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-1289 since 01/08/2014. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The advisory points out:

Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72962 (Apple TV < 6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc.. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 121875 (Apple Safari 6.1.3 / 7.0.3 Not Installed (HT6181)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The advisory contains the following remark:

These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (72962), SecurityTracker (ID 1029983†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-46617†).


  • Apple Safari up to 6.1.2/7.0.2





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 72962
Nessus Name: Apple TV < 6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Advisory: HT6181
Organization: Apple
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-1289 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1029983 - Apple Safari Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Bypass Sandbox Restrictions
Vulnerability Center: 46617 - Apple iOS <7.1 Apple TV <6.1 Safari <6.1.3, <7.0.3 Remote Code Execution or DoS Vulnerability in WebKit - CVE-2014-1289, Medium


Created: 04/02/2014 01:29 PM
Updated: 06/16/2021 02:17 PM
Changes: 04/02/2014 01:29 PM (68), 06/09/2017 07:09 AM (6), 06/16/2021 02:17 PM (3)
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