Monday, June 27, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Trademarks The 'Ahead' Communication Device
Intel Could Sell Cyber-Security Unit
Microsoft Says Scorpio System will Not Offer Higher Frame Rates With Xbox One Games
China to Regulate Search Results Ads
HTC Apologizes For Poor Results, Pins Hopes On VR
MediaTek To Invest $6.15 billion on 5G Communication Technologies
EU, United States Strengthen Data Transfer Pact
BitTorrent Now Music And Video App Launched
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Researc...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Researchers Reveal Important Safari Vulnerability


Danish vulnerability tracker Secunia found a vulnerability and a security issue in Apple's Safari browser.

According to Secunia, the security issue can lead to exposure of sensitive information and the vulnerability can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

An error in the handling of parent windows can result in a function call using an invalid pointer. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code when a user e.g. visits a specially crafted web page and closes opened pop-up windows, Secunia announced.

The security issue is caused due to Safari including HTTP basic authentication credentials in an HTTP request if a web page that requires HTTP basic authentication redirects to a different domain (e.g. via a "Location" header).

The vulnerability and the security issue are confirmed in Safari version 4.0.5 for Windows.

The company recommends users not to visit untrusted web sites or follow links from untrusted sources. In addition, users should not authenticate to sites that use HTTP basic authentication and use redirections to different domains.

US-CERT also confirmed the vulnerability affecting Apple Safari.

"By convincing a user to open a specially crafted web page, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code. Exploit code for this vulnerability is publicly available," US-CERT said.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to disable JavaScript until a fix is provided by Apple.




Previous
Next
Sharp Develops 3D Camera Module for Mobile Devices Capable of Capturing HD 3D Video        All News        Report: $51 Billion Lost to Software Piracy in 2009
US Patent Office Affirms i4i Patent - Rejects Microsoft Challenge     General Computing News      Report: $51 Billion Lost to Software Piracy in 2009

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Samsung To Become An Apple OLED supplier
Chinese Authorities Say iPhones Violated Rival's Patent
Apple Previews iOS 10, macOS Sierra Update, watchOS 3, New Siri Capabilities And tvOS
Apple To Announce Software Enhancements In Developers Conference
Apple App Store To Start Showing Ads
Apple Services Back Online After Outage
Apple Looking Into Charging Stations For Electric Cars: report
Apple Supplier Talks About All-glass iPhone
Apple Celebrates Chinese Music with GarageBand Update
Apple Invests $1 billion in Chinese Ride-hailing Service
Apple and SAP to Develop Business Apps For iPhone And iPad
Apple Loses China Trademark For 'iPhone' On Leather Goods

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .