Apple Safari file:// code execution
|apple-safari-code-exec (70567)||High Risk|
Apple Safari could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a policy error when handling "file://" URLs. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
Upgrade to the latest version of Safari (5.1.1 or later), available from the Apple Web site. See References.
For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.
- Apple Web site: About the security content of Safari 5.1.1.
- Offensive Security Exploit Database [10-17-2011]: Apple Safari file:// Arbitrary Code Execution.
- BID-50162: Apple Safari CVE-2011-3230 'file://' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2011-3230: Apple Safari before 5.1.1 on Mac OS X does not enforce an intended policy for file: URLs, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site.
- OSVDB ID: 76389: Apple Safari file:// URL Handling Remote Code Execution
- SA46412: Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities
- Apple Mac OS X 10.6.8
- Apple Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2
- Apple Mac OS X Lion Server 10.7.2
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.8
- Apple Safari 4 Beta
- Apple Safari 4.0
- Apple Safari 4.1
- Apple Safari 4.1.1
- Apple Safari 4.1.2
- Apple Safari 5.0
- Apple Safari 5.0.1
- Apple Safari 5.0.2
- Apple Safari 5.0.3
- Apple Safari 5.0.4
- Apple Safari 5.0.6
Oct 12, 2011
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