Bug 596501 (CVE-2010-1774)

Summary: CVE-2010-1774 WebKit: out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability in handling of HTML tables
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: bressers, jgrulich, jlieskov, jreznik, security-response-team, stransky, than
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=critical,public=20100607,reported=20100521,source=apple,cvss2=6.8/AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P,fedora-all/webkitgtk=affected,fedora-all/qt=affected,rhel-6/webkitgtk=wontfix,rhel-6/qt=wontfix
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Description Vincent Danen 2010-05-26 20:19:06 UTC
An out of bounds memory access issue issue exists in WebKit's handling of HTML tables. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This issue is addressed through improved bounds checking.


Bugzilla: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38261
Trac: http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/59495


Red Hat would like to thank Drew Yao of Apple Product Security for responsibly reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges wushi of team509 as the original reporter.

Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2010-06-04 16:04:02 UTC
This is likely a crash only, but it seems it doesn't affect RHEL5 or RHEL6.

This snipped appears to save the day:

            if( cCol + i >= nEffCols ) {
            table->appendColumn( span - usedSpan );
            width.resize( nEffCols );
            width[nEffCols-1] = Length();

As the value of i increases, so does the size of width. This should mean that the worst outcome of this flaw would be an OOB read, not an OOB write. An OOB read is a DoS only and not security for end user applications.

It someone sees a flaw in my analysis, please speak up.

Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2010-06-04 16:10:04 UTC
The same code above exists in KDE4's KHTML as well (khtml/rendering/table_layout.cpp) so would not affect KDE3 or KDE4.

Comment 6 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-06-08 16:57:13 UTC
Public via:
  [1] http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4196