Apple Smashes 62 Security Bugs in Safari 5.0.4 Update

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Apple released Safari 5.0.4 Wednesday, a seemingly modest update with a few bug fixes, but one that also contains fixes for some 62 security holes. The basic patch notes list several stability fixes and some VoiceOver improvements.

Those patch notes:

  • This update contains improvements to stability, compatibility, accessibility and security, including the following:
  • Improved stability for webpages with multiple instances of plug-in content
  • Improved compatibility with webpages with image reflections and transition effects
  • A fix for an issue that could cause some webpages to print with incorrect layouts
  • A fix for an issue that could cause content to display incorrectly on webpages with plug-ins
  • A fix for an issue that could cause a Screen Saver to appear while video is playing in Safari
  • Improved compatibility with VoiceOver on webpages with text input areas and lists with selectable items
  • Improved stability when using VoiceOver

Safari was updated for both Mac OS X and Windows, and users can find the update in Software Updater on the Mac (39.3MB for Snow Leopard) or the Apple Updater Utility in iTunes or Safari on Windows.

You can also download a standalone installer from Apple’s site for either OS.

The security patch notes go into the details of all those compatibility, stability, and security changes. Each one of the “CVE-ID” numbers represent a reported security hole.

Safari 5.0.4

  • ImageIO

  • Available for: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

  • Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in libpng

  • Description: libpng is updated to version 1.4.3 to address multiple vulnerabilities, the most serious of which may lead to arbitrary code execution. For Mac OS X v10.6 systems, this is addressed in Mac OS X v10.6.5. For Mac OS X v10.5 systems, this is addressed in Security Update 2010-007. Further information is available via the libpng website at http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2010-1205

  • CVE-2010-2249

  • ImageIO

  • Available for: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

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

  • Description: A heap buffer overflow issue existed in ImageIO’s handling of JPEG images. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2011-0170 : Andrzej Dyjak working with iDefense VCP

  • ImageIO

  • Available for: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

  • Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted TIFF image may result in an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

  • Description: A buffer overflow existed in libTIFF’s handling of JPEG encoded TIFF images. Viewing a maliciously crafted TIFF image may result in an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2011-0191 : Apple

  • ImageIO

  • Available for: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

  • Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted TIFF image may result in an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

  • Description: A buffer overflow existed in libTIFF’s handling of CCITT Group 4 encoded TIFF images. Viewing a maliciously crafted TIFF image may result in an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2011-0192 : Apple

  • libxml

  • Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.5 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

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

  • Description: A double free issue existed in libxml’s handling of XPath expressions. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2010-4494 : Yang Dingning of NCNIPC, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • libxml

  • Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.5 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

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

  • Description: A memory corruption issue existed in libxml’s XPath handling. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2010-4008 : Bui Quang Minh from Bkis (www.bkis.com)

  • WebKit

  • Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.5 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

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

  • Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2010-1824 : kuzzcc, and wushi of team509 working with TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative

  • CVE-2011-0111 : Sergey Glazunov

  • CVE-2011-0112 : Yuzo Fujishima of Google Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0113 : Andreas Kling of Nokia

  • CVE-2011-0114 : Chris Evans of Google Chrome Security Team

  • CVE-2011-0115 : J23 working with TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative, and Emil A Eklund of Google, Inc

  • CVE-2011-0116 : an anonymous researcher working with TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative

  • CVE-2011-0117 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0118 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0119 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0120 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0121 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0122 : Slawomir Blazek

  • CVE-2011-0123 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0124 : Yuzo Fujishima of Google Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0125 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0126 : Mihai Parparita of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0127 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0128 : David Bloom

  • CVE-2011-0129 : Famlam

  • CVE-2011-0130 : Apple

  • CVE-2011-0131 : wushi of team509

  • CVE-2011-0132 : wushi of team509 working with TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative

  • CVE-2011-0133 : wushi of team509 working with TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative

  • CVE-2011-0134 : Jan Tosovsky

  • CVE-2011-0135 : an anonymous reporter

  • CVE-2011-0136 : Sergey Glazunov

  • CVE-2011-0137 : Sergey Glazunov

  • CVE-2011-0138 : kuzzcc

  • CVE-2011-0139 : kuzzcc

  • CVE-2011-0140 : Sergey Glazunov

  • CVE-2011-0141 : Chris Rohlf of Matasano Security

  • CVE-2011-0142 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0143 : Slawomir Blazek and Sergey Glazunov

  • CVE-2011-0144 : Emil A Eklund of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0145 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0146 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0147 : Dirk Schulze

  • CVE-2011-0148 : Michal Zalewski of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0149 : wushi of team509 working with TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative, and SkyLined of Google Chrome Security Team

  • CVE-2011-0150 : Michael Gundlach of safariadblock.com

  • CVE-2011-0151 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0152 : SkyLined of Google Chrome Security Team

  • CVE-2011-0153 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0154 : an anonymous researcher working with TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative

  • CVE-2011-0155 : Aki Helin of OUSPG

  • CVE-2011-0156 : Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of Google, Inc.

  • CVE-2011-0165 : Sergey Glazunov

  • CVE-2011-0168 : Sergey Glazunov

  • WebKit

  • Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.5 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

  • Impact: HTTP Basic Authentication credentials may be inadvertently disclosed to another site

  • Description: If a site uses HTTP Basic Authentication and redirects to another site, the authentication credentials may be sent to the other site. This issue is addressed through improved handling of credentials.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2011-0160 : McIntosh Cooey of Twelve Hundred Group, Harald Hanche-Olsen, Chuck Hohn of 1111 Internet LLC working with CERT, and Paul Hinze of Braintree

  • WebKit

  • Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.5 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

  • Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to cross-site style declarations

  • Description: A cross-origin issue existed in WebKit’s handling of the Attr.style accessor. Visiting a maliciously crafted website may allow the site to inject CSS into other documents. This issue is addressed by removing the Attr.style accessor.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2011-0161 : Apple

  • WebKit

  • Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.5 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

  • Impact: A maliciously crafted website may be able to prevent other sites from requesting certain resources

  • Description: A cache poisoning issue existed in WebKit’s handling of cached resources. A maliciously crafted website may be able to prevent other sites from requesting certain resources. This issue is addressed through improved type checking.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2011-0163 : Apple

  • WebKit

  • Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.5 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

  • Impact: Visiting a malicious website and dragging content in the page may lead to an information disclosure

  • Description: A cross-origin issue existed in WebKit’s handling of HTML5 drag and drop. Visiting a malicious website and dragging content in the page may lead to the disclosure of information from another website. This issue is addressed by disallowing drag and drop across different origins.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2011-0166 : Michal Zalewski of Google Inc.

  • WebKit

  • Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.5 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

  • Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to files being sent from the user’s system to a remote server

  • Description: A cross-origin issue existed in WebKit’s handling of windows. Visiting a malicious website may lead to files being sent from the user’s system to a remote server. This issue is addressed through improved tracking of origins.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2011-0167 : Aaron Sigel of vtty.com

  • WebKit

  • Available for: Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.5 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.5 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later

  • Impact: Visiting a malicious website while using the Web Inspector may lead to a cross-site scripting attack

  • Description: A cross-origin issue existed in WebKit’s handling of the window.console._inspectorCommandLineAPI property. Visiting a malicious website while using the Web Inspector may lead to a cross-site scripting attack. This issue is addressed by disallowing access to window.console._inspectorCommandLineAPI from the web.

  • CVE-ID

  • CVE-2011-0169 : Apple

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6 Comments Leave Your Own

prl53

Getting ready for the pw2own competition. This makes all major browsers except IE that have released bug fixes prior to this event.

Lee Dronick

Getting ready for the pw2own competition. This makes all major browsers except IE that have released bug fixes prior to this event.

I just read that Safari got hacked in a few seconds. The story doesn’t say if it was 5.0.4 or not.

Scott B in DC

@prl53: You’re calling IE a major browser? I would call it a major pain in the @$$! grin

peter c

When you’re on Safari you notice many major browsers. Some are lithe and quick, zebra and gazelle for instance. Yet there is another, the largest browser of all: the hugely bloated, and ponderously slow Industry Elephant (IE).

IE seeks protection by virtue of its majestic precession across the virtual landscape. Instead of favouring manoeuvrability and speed, it uses the vast bulk of its marketshare as its main defence. pw2own spears won’t even dent that. IE has a very thick skin.

Lee Dronick

pw2own spears won?t even dent that. IE has a very thick skin.

IE8 also fell.

archimedes

“Hi, Darin, this is Steve. Yeah, so I heard you guys patched a bunch of security bugs in Safari right before the CanSecWest contest. Great job. Maybe next year you can patch the one that actually matters.”

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