VDB-54205 · CVE-2010-1789 · BID 42020

Apple Safari up to 5.0 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Safari up to 5.0 (Web Browser). It has been declared as very critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Heap-based buffer overflow in WebKit in Apple Safari before 5.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.6 and Windows, and before 4.1.1 on Mac OS X 10.4, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a JavaScript string object.

The weakness was published 07/30/2010 by Natalie Silvanovich (team509) with University of Szeged (Website). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-1789. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/21/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 49086 (Apple iTunes < 10.0 Multiple (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 118480 (Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities (HT4328)).

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 10064.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (49086). Similar entries are available at 4171, 4317, 54209 and 54208.







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 49086
Nessus Name: Apple iTunes < 10.0 Multiple (credentialed check)
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OpenVAS ID: 901138
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities - July 10
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05/06/2010 🔍
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03/19/2015 +1691 days 🔍
09/21/2021 +2378 days 🔍


Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Natalie Silvanovich (team509)
Organization: University of Szeged
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-1789 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 26626 - Apple Safari <5.0.1 Remote Heap-Based Buffer Overflow via a JavaScript String Object, Medium
SecurityFocus: 42020 - RETIRED: Apple Safari Prior to 5.0.1 and 4.1.1 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 42314

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/21/2021 01:36 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (59), 03/01/2017 10:17 AM (12), 09/21/2021 01:31 PM (4), 09/21/2021 01:36 PM (1)
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