Apple Safari up to 4.0.4 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Safari up to 4.0.4 (Web Browser). It has been classified as very critical. Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Use-after-free vulnerability in WebKit in Apple Safari before 4.0.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via an HTML document with improperly nested tags.

The weakness was published 03/15/2010 by Robert Swiecki with Apple (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2010-0050. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/05/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 47363 (Fedora 12 : qt-4.6.2-8.fc12 (2010-4518)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 118282 (Fedora Update for qt (FEDORA-2010-8423)).

Upgrading to version 4.0.0b eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 9590.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (56836), Tenable (47363), SecurityFocus (BID 38671†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-25059†).







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 47363
Nessus Name: Fedora 12 : qt-4.6.2-8.fc12 (2010-4518)
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OpenVAS ID: 800493
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Webkit Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: Safari 4.0.0b
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Researcher: Robert Swiecki
Organization: Apple
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CVE: CVE-2010-0050 (🔍)

X-Force: 56836
Vulnerability Center: 25059 - Apple Safari Remote Arbitrary Code Execution via an HTML Document With Improperly Nested Tags, Medium
SecurityFocus: 38671 - RETIRED: Apple Safari Prior to 4.0.5 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities


Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/05/2021 11:36 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (63), 02/22/2017 10:35 AM (11), 09/05/2021 11:29 AM (4), 09/05/2021 11:36 AM (1)
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