VDB-52172 · CVE-2010-0052 · BID 38671

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 rated as very critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is 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 vectors related to "callbacks for HTML elements."

The weakness was disclosed 03/15/2010 by Robert Swiecki with Apple (Website). The advisory is shared for download at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2010-0052. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (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.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (47363).







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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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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 +1829 days 🔍
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Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Robert Swiecki
Organization: Apple
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CVE: CVE-2010-0052 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 25061 - Apple Safari Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via Callbacks for HTML Elements, 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 12:06 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (60), 02/22/2017 10:35 AM (11), 09/05/2021 11:59 AM (4), 09/05/2021 12:06 PM (1)
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