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ZDI-10-153: Apple Webkit SVG Floating Text Element Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:57:00 -0500

ZDI-10-153: Apple Webkit SVG Floating Text Element Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-153
August 11, 2010

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2010-1787

-- CVSS:
10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors:
Apple

-- Affected Products:
Apple WebKit

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-- Vulnerability Details:
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 the library's process for handling
floating elements within an SVG document. During layout of the element,
the application will mismanage references to the floating element. Later
the application will attempt to destroy this reference triggering
corruption. Successful exploitation can lead to code execution under the
context of the application.

-- Vendor Response:
Apple states:
Fixed in Safari 5.0.1: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4276

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-06-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-08-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * wushi of team509

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