Apple Webkit Option Element ContentEditable Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-10-092: June 8th, 2010
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apples Webkit. User interaction is required in that the user must coerced into visiting a website or opening a malicious document.
The specific flaw exists within how the library removes a particular container element containing another element holding the contentEditable attribute. Upon removal of the container during a particular event, the library will traverse the tree and access the contentEditable element that was freed. This can lead to code execution under the context of the application.
Vendor ResponseApple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2010-05-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-06-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
wushi of team509