OmniWeb JavaScript alert() function format string

omniweb-alert-format-string (31324) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

OmniWeb could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in the Javascript alert() function. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a specially-crafted Web page containing malicious format string specifiers, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the vulnerable system or cause the application to crash, if the attacker could persuade the victim to visit the malicious Web site.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.3
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of OmniWeb (5.5.2 or later), available from the OmniWeb Web site. See References.

References:

  • DMA[2007-0107a]: OmniWeb Javascript Alert Format String Vulnerabiity.
  • MOAB-07-01-2007: OmniWeb Javascript alert() Format String Vulnerability.
  • OmniWeb Web site: The Omni Group - Applications - OmniWeb.
  • BID-21911: OmniWeb Javascript Alert() Format String Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0148: Format string vulnerability in OmniGroup OmniWeb 5.5.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the Javascript alert function.
  • OSVDB ID: 31222: OmniWeb Javascript alert() Function Format String
  • SA23624: OmniWeb "alert()" Format String Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.8
  • Omni Group OmniWeb 5.5.1 and prior

Reported:

Jan 07, 2007

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