Apple Safari Microsoft Windows code execution

apple-safari-windows-code-execution (42765) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple Safari running on certain versions of Microsoft Windows could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an unspecified error related to the default download location in Safari and Windows desktop executable handling. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with privileges of the victim.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin. See References.

— OR —

Use Microsoft Automatic Update if it is supported by your operating system. The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.

Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Microsoft Security Advisory (953818): Blended Threat from Combined Attack Using Apple┐s Safari on the Windows Platform.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-014: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (963027).
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-014: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (963027).
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-015: Blended Threat Vulnerability in SearchPath Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (959426).
  • NORTEL BULLETIN ID: 2009009451, Rev 1: Nortel Response to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-014.
  • ASA-2009-133: MS09-014 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (963027)
  • ASA-2009-138: MS09-015 Blended Threat Vulnerability in SearchPath Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (959426)
  • BID-29445: Apple Safari and Microsoft Windows Client-side Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2540: Apple Safari on Mac OS X, and before 3.1.2 on Windows, does not prompt the user before downloading an object that has an unrecognized content type, which allows remote attackers to place malware into the (1) Desktop directory on Windows or (2) Downloads directory on Mac OS X, and subsequently allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on Windows by leveraging an untrusted search path vulnerability in (a) Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP or (b) the SearchPath function in Windows XP, Vista, and Server 2003 and 2008, aka a Carpet Bomb and a Blended Threat Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • SA30467: Apple Safari on Windows Code Execution Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020150: Apple Safari for Windows XP and Vista Lets Remote Users Download Files
  • SECTRACK ID: 1022047: Microsoft Windows SearchPath Function May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Safari 3 Beta
  • Apple Safari 3.0.1 Beta
  • Apple Safari 3.0.2 Beta
  • Apple Safari 3.0.3
  • Apple Safari 3.0.4 Beta
  • Apple Safari 3.1
  • Apple Safari 3.1.1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x32
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP x64 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 x64 Professional

Reported:

May 30, 2008

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