Apple Safari servePendingRequests() denial of service
|safari-servependingrequests-dos (51533)||Medium Risk|
Apple Safari is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a use-after-free error while invoking the servePendingRequests() function in the WebKit component. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to dereference invalid memory and cause the browser to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.
Denial of Service
Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the WebKit development Repository. See References.
- Apple Safari Web site: Apple - Safari.
- WebKit development Repository: Changeset 44519.
- BID-35555: Apple Safari 'reload()' Denial of Service Vulnerability
- OSVDB ID: 55587: Apple Safari WebKit servePendingRequests() Function Use-After-Free DoS
- SA33495: Apple Safari WebKit "servePendingRequests()" Use-After-Free Weakness
- SUSE-SR:2011:002: SUSE Security Summary Report
- Apple Safari 4.0
- Apple Safari 4.0.1
Jul 01, 2009
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