VDB-52157 · CVE-2010-0042 · BID 38677

Apple Safari up to 4.0.4 information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Apple Safari up to 4.0.4 (Web Browser). This issue affects 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 disclosed 03/15/2010 by j00ru with Hispasec (Website). The advisory is shared at lists.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2010-0042 since 12/15/2009. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1592 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 45390 (Apple iTunes < 9.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 117434 (Apple iTunes Code Execution and Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities (APPLE-SA-2010-03-30-2)).

Upgrading to version 4.0.0b eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (45390). The entries 52498, 52497, 52169 and 52158 are pretty similar.







CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 45390
Nessus Name: Apple iTunes < 9.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)
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OpenVAS ID: 800493
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Webkit Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Safari 4.0.0b


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03/11/2010 +86 days 🔍
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03/19/2015 +1814 days 🔍
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Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: lists.apple.com
Researcher: j00ru
Organization: Hispasec
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-0042 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1023706 - Apple Safari Bugs Let Remote Users Cause Arbitrary Code to Be Executed
Vulnerability Center: 50975 - Apple Safari Prior to 4.0.5 ImageIO Information Disclosure Vulnerability via a Crafted TIFF Image, Medium
SecurityFocus: 38677 - Apple Safari TIFF Image Uninitialized Memory Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Secunia: 39135 - Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/05/2021 09:57 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (63), 07/03/2017 08:58 AM (19), 09/05/2021 09:57 AM (3)
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