Apple Safari up to 4.0.5 resource management

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A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Apple Safari up to 4.0.5 (Web Browser). This affects some unknown functionality. 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. The summary by CVE is:

Use-after-free vulnerability in WebKit in Apple Safari before 5.0 on Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.6 and Windows, and before 4.1 on Mac OS X 10.4, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via vectors involving caption elements.

The weakness was shared 06/11/2010 by Masahiro Yamada (TippingPoint) with Context Information Security (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-1400. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/15/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 47037 (Apple iTunes < 9.2 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 118109 (Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities (HT4220)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 10148.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (47037). The entries 4138, 4132, 4177 and 53714 are related to this item.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 10.0

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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 47037
Nessus Name: Apple iTunes < 9.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)
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OpenVAS ID: 801362
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities (June-10)
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04/15/2010 🔍
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Advisory: USN-1006-1
Researcher: Masahiro Yamada (TippingPoint)
Organization: Context Information Security
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-1400 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 26069 - Apple Safari < 5.0 WebKit Use-After-Free Vulnerability Allows Code Execution via Caption Elements, Medium
SecurityFocus: 40620 - RETIRED: Apple Safari Prior to 5.0 and 4.1 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 40105

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/15/2021 10:05 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (60), 02/27/2017 09:53 AM (11), 09/15/2021 10:02 AM (6), 09/15/2021 10:05 AM (1)
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