Apple WebKit CSS run-in Attribute Rendering Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-10-030: March 16th, 2010
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple Safari and other WebKit based browsers. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.
The specific flaw exists in the handling of the run-in value for display CSS styles. A specially crafted web page can cause a use after free() condition in WebKit's WebCore::RenderBlock() method. This can be further leveraged by attackers to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.
Vendor ResponseGoogle states:
Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2009-10-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-03-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
wushi of team509