WebKitGTK+ memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in WebKitGTK+ (Web Browser) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown code. 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 in Apple Safari before 6.0.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted web site, a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-0960.

The weakness was shared 05/16/2013 by wushi with team509 as HT5766 as confirmed advisory (Website) via iDefense VCP. The advisory is shared at support.apple.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2013-0961 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 121039 (Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities (APPLE-SA-2013-03-14-2)).

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 (82850) and Tenable (66498).


  • 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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OpenVAS ID: 803379
OpenVAS Name: Apple Safari Webkit Multiple Vulnerabilities - May13 (Mac OS X)
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01/10/2013 🔍
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Advisory: HT5766
Researcher: wushi
Organization: team509
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2013-0961 (🔍)
X-Force: 82850
Vulnerability Center: 38903 - Apple Safari Before 6.0.3 and iTunes before 11.0.3 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution - CVE-2013-0961, Medium
SecurityFocus: 58495 - WebKit CVE-2013-0961 Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability


Created: 05/21/2013 12:47 PM
Updated: 05/11/2021 06:48 PM
Changes: 05/21/2013 12:47 PM (73), 04/26/2017 05:47 PM (2), 05/11/2021 06:48 PM (4)
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