Webkit.org Webkit copyNonAttributeProperties Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-12-055: April 9th, 2012
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of WebKit.
User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The flaw exists within the WebCore component as used by WebKit. Specifically within the handling of element properties. When importing a node having a nonattribute property such as an attached event, an object is improperly freed and accessed. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the browser.
Vendor ResponseWebKit.Org has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2011-12-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-04-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
wushi of team509