Bug 596459 - (CVE-2010-1414) CVE-2010-1414 WebKit: use-after-free vulnerability in handling of the removeChild DOM method
CVE-2010-1414 WebKit: use-after-free vulnerability in handling of the removeC...
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 806808
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Reported: 2010-05-26 15:13 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2016-03-04 06:17 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-08-05 04:17:04 EDT
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Description Vincent Danen 2010-05-26 15:13:33 EDT
A use after free issue exists in WebKit's handling of the removeChild DOM method. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This issue is addressed through improved handling of child element removal.

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Bugzilla: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35818
Trac: http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/55783

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Drew Yao of Apple Product Security for responsibly reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Mark Dowd of Azimuth Security as the original reporter.
Comment 5 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-06-08 12:45:25 EDT
Public via:
  [1] http://support.apple.com/kb/HT419

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