Apple Webkit Rendering Counter Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-10-144: August 9th, 2010
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple Safari's Webkit. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within Webkit's support for generated content. When utilizing generated content on a particular element, the library will insert more than one reference of the generated element element. During page destruction the application will navigate through the reference to discover more elements to destroy. 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:
2010-06-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-08-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
wushi of team509