VDB-58066 · CVE-2011-0234 · BID 48823

Apple Safari up to 5.0.5 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Safari up to 5.0.5 (Web Browser). It has been declared as very critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality. 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. CVE summarizes:

WebKit, as used in Apple Safari before 5.0.6, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted web site, a different vulnerability than other WebKit CVEs listed in APPLE-SA-2011-07-20-1.

The weakness was released 07/21/2011 by iDefense with iDEFENSE (Website). The advisory is available at lists.apple.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2011-0234. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. 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 11/15/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56469 (Apple iTunes < 10.5 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 119637 (Apple iTunes Prior to 10.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APPLE-SA-2011-10-11-1)).

Upgrading to version 3.1.0b eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (56469), SecurityFocus (BID 48823†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-32412†).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 56469
Nessus Name: Apple iTunes < 10.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)
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OpenVAS ID: 802193
OpenVAS Name: Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities - Oct 11
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Safari 3.1.0b


12/23/2010 🔍
07/20/2011 +209 days 🔍
07/21/2011 +1 days 🔍
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07/25/2011 +4 days 🔍
03/23/2015 +1337 days 🔍
11/15/2021 +2429 days 🔍


Vendor: apple.com

Advisory: lists.apple.com
Researcher: iDefense
Organization: iDEFENSE
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CVE: CVE-2011-0234 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 48823 - WebKit Malformed XHTML Tags Use After Free Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Vulnerability Center: 32412 - Apple Safari before 5.0.6 WebKit Use-After-Free Error Allows Remote Code Execution (CVE-2011-0234), Medium


Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/15/2021 10:16 AM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (60), 03/28/2017 10:32 AM (10), 11/15/2021 10:11 AM (3), 11/15/2021 10:16 AM (1)
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