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Apple Safari security update for CVE-2009-2841

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Apple Safari security update for CVE-2009-2841

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
11/13/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/05/2012
Modified
12/05/2016

Description

The HTMLMediaElement::loadResource function in html/HTMLMediaElement.cpp in WebCore in WebKit before r49480, as used in Apple Safari before 4.0.4 on Mac OS X, does not perform the expected callbacks for HTML 5 media elements that have external URLs for media resources, which allows remote attackers to trigger sub-resource requests to arbitrary web sites via a crafted HTML document, as demonstrated by an HTML e-mail message that uses a media element for X-Confirm-Reading-To functionality, aka rdar problem 7271202.

Solution(s)

  • apple-safari-upgrade-4_0_4
  • apple-safari-windows-uninstall

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