Apple Safari up to 9 Interface data processing

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Apple Safari up to 9 (Web Browser). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component Interface. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a data processing vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-19. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 03/18/2016 by Alexios Fakos (WoofWagly) with n.runs AG as HT206171 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-2197. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The advisory points out:

An issue existed where the text of a dialog included page-supplied text. This issue was addressed by no longer including that text.

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124837 (Apple Safari 9.1 Not Installed (APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-6)).

Upgrading to version 9.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

Similar entries are available at 81414, 81416, 81419 and 81420.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.2

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Class: Data processing
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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OpenVAS ID: 802235
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities-01 Mar16 (Mac OS X)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Safari 9.1


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Advisory: HT206171
Researcher: Alexios Fakos (WoofWagly)
Organization: n.runs AG
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-2197 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1035354
Vulnerability Center: 57560 - Apple Safari before 9.1 Dialog Spoofing Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 85055 - Apple Safari APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-6 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/23/2016 12:02 PM
Updated: 07/10/2022 04:26 PM
Changes: 03/23/2016 12:02 PM (71), 02/02/2019 11:02 AM (12), 07/10/2022 04:26 PM (5)
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