Apple Safari up to 3.2.2 information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Safari (Web Browser) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. Impacted is confidentiality.

The weakness was shared 06/08/2009 by Chris Evans (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2009-1699. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 44852 (Debian DSA-1988-1 : qt4-x11 - several vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 175067 (Debian Security Update for Qt4-x11 (DSA-1988)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (51252), Vulnerability Center (SBV-22599) and Tenable (44852). The entries 45184, 43969, 48542 and 48541 are related to this item.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.1

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Temp Score: 7.1
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 44852
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-1988-1 : qt4-x11 - several vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 800815
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities June-09 (Win) - II
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Researcher: Chris Evans
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2009-1699 (🔍)

X-Force: 51252
Vulnerability Center: 22599 - Apple Safari < 4.0, iPhone OS 1.0-2.2.1, and iPod Touch OS 1.1-2.2.1 Remote File Disclosure, Medium
SecurityFocus: 35321 - WebKit XML External Entity Information Disclosure Vulnerability
OSVDB: 54972 - Apple Safari WebKit XML External Entity Handling Arbitrary File Disclosure

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Created: 03/17/2015 11:38 PM
Updated: 08/11/2021 03:27 PM
Changes: 03/17/2015 11:38 PM (63), 04/13/2017 12:27 PM (13), 08/11/2021 03:22 PM (5), 08/11/2021 03:27 PM (1)
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