WebKitGTK+ resource management

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A vulnerability was found in WebKitGTK+ (Web Browser) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 05/16/2013 by Dharani Govindan (miaubiz) with Chromium Development Community as HT5766 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at support.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2012-2824 since 05/19/2012. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 65579 (Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 6.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 121191 (Apple iTunes Prior to 11.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APPLE-SA-2013-05-16-1)).

Upgrading 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 (76561), Vulnerability Center (SBV-35465) and Tenable (65579). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 5585, 5586, 5587 and 5588.


  • Apple iTunes 11.0.2
  • WebKitGTK+





  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 65579
Nessus Name: Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 6.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 71529
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: chromium
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05/19/2012 🔍
06/26/2012 +38 days 🔍
06/27/2012 +1 days 🔍
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05/21/2013 +5 days 🔍
05/11/2021 +2912 days 🔍


Advisory: HT5766
Researcher: Dharani Govindan (miaubiz)
Organization: Chromium Development Community
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-2824 (🔍)

X-Force: 76561
Vulnerability Center: 35465 - Google Chrome Before 20.0.1132.43 SVG Painting Use-After-Free Vulnerability Allows Remote DoS, Medium
SecurityFocus: 54203 - Google Chrome Prior to 20.0.1132.43 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 05/21/2013 12:47 PM
Updated: 05/11/2021 04:30 PM
Changes: 05/21/2013 12:47 PM (69), 04/14/2017 01:48 PM (10), 05/11/2021 04:30 PM (3)
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