Monday, May 10, 2010

Secunia Flags 'Highly Critical' Safari Zero Day Flaw

Via -

A zero-day vulnerability in Apple's Safari browser could expose millions of Windows users to drive-by download malware attacks. The flaw is currently unpatched.

According to an alert from Secunia, the issue is rated "highly critical" because of the risk of remote code execution attacks that can lead to complete system takeover.

From the advisory:
The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of parent windows and 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.
The vulnerability is confirmed in Safari version 4.0.5 for Windows. Other versions may also be affected, the company warned.


After basically pushing vulnerability filled Safari onto Windows users, they are failing to notify those users of a very serious security vulnerability....which is out in the public, which could be used to exploit users of the Safari browser.

Basically, Apple is hanging its own [Windows] users out to dry....again.

It's hard to believe Apple is "serious about [enterprise] security" when they can't even provide basic information to their general user population.

According the US-CERT, the issue can be mitigated by disabling JavaScript in Apple Safari.

More information....

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