Apple Safari up to 6.2.3/7.1.3/8.0.3 WebKit resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Safari up to 6.2.3/7.1.3/8.0.3 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown processing of the component WebKit. 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 weakness was released 03/17/2015 as HT204560 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-1073 since 01/16/2015. 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 vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 82712 (Apple TV < 7.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc.. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 123403 (Apple Safari 6.2.4/ 7.1.4/ 8.0.4 Not Installed (APPLE-SA-2015-03-17-1)).

Upgrading to version 6.2.4, 7.1.4 or 8.0.4 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (101644) and Tenable (82712).







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 82712
Nessus Name: Apple TV < 7.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 802814
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Webkit Multiple Vulnerabilities -01 Mar15 (Mac OS X)
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Upgrade: Safari 6.2.4/7.1.4/8.0.4


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Advisory: HT204560
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-1073 (🔍)
X-Force: 101644 - Apple Safari WebKit code execution
SecurityTracker: 1031936 - Apple Safari Multiple WebKit Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Spoof URLs
Vulnerability Center: 50911 - Apple Safari Remote Code Execution due to Multiple Memory Corruptions in WebKit - CVE-2015-1073, Medium
SecurityFocus: 73176


Created: 03/19/2015 09:13 AM
Updated: 04/15/2022 05:35 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 09:13 AM (67), 07/03/2017 08:36 AM (11), 04/15/2022 05:27 PM (3), 04/15/2022 05:35 PM (1)
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