WebKitGTK+ memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in WebKitGTK+ (Web Browser). This issue affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

WebKit, as used in Apple iOS before 6.1, 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-2013-01-28-1.

The weakness was disclosed 05/16/2013 by Abhishek Arya (Inferno) with Google Chrome Security Team as HT5766 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at support.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2013-0948 since 01/10/2013. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 66498 (Apple iTunes < 11.0.3 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 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 (81561), Tenable (66498), SecurityFocus (BID 57576†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-38867†).


  • Apple iTunes 11.0.2
  • WebKitGTK+





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 66498
Nessus Name: Apple iTunes < 11.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)
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Advisory: HT5766
Researcher: Abhishek Arya (Inferno)
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-0948 (🔍)
X-Force: 81561
SecurityFocus: 57576 - WebKit CVE-2013-0948 Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Vulnerability Center: 38867 - Webkit in Multiple Apple Products Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2013-0948, Medium


Created: 05/21/2013 12:47 PM
Updated: 05/11/2021 05:16 PM
Changes: 05/21/2013 12:47 PM (71), 04/26/2017 05:37 PM (2), 05/11/2021 05:16 PM (4)
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