Archived - About the Safari 4 Public Beta Security Update

This document describes the Safari 4 Public Beta Security Update.

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Safari 4 Public Beta Security Update

  • libxml

    CVE-ID: CVE-2008-3529

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X v10.5.7, Mac OS X Server v10.5.7, Windows XP or Vista

    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

    Description: A heap buffer overflow exists in libxml's handling of long entity names. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved bounds checking. This issue is addressed in Safari 3.2.3.

  • Safari

    CVE-ID: CVE-2009-0162

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.7, Mac OS X Server v10.5.7, Windows XP or Vista

    Impact: Accessing a maliciously crafted "feed:" URL may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple input validation issues exist in Safari's handling of "feed:" URLs. Accessing a maliciously crafted "feed:" URL may lead to the execution of arbitrary JavaScript. This update addresses the issues by performing additional validation of "feed:" URLs. These issues do not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.5. These issues are addressed in Safari 3.2.3. Credit to Billy Rios of Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR), and Alfredo Melloni for reporting these issues.

  • WebKit

    CVE-ID: CVE-2009-0945

    Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X v10.5.7, Mac OS X Server v10.5.7, Windows XP or Vista

    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution

    Description: A memory corruption issue exists in WebKit's handling of SVGList objects. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved bounds checking. This issue is addressed in Safari 3.2.3. Credit to Nils working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue.

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