71511 : WebKit RenderLayerBacking::startAnimation Bad Typecasting Memory Corruption
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Disclosure Date
Time to Patch
1 days


WebKit contains a typecasting flaw in the 'RenderLayerBacking::startAnimation' function in WebCore/rendering/RenderLayerBacking.cpp when starting an accelerated transform animation on a renderer. With a specially crafted web page, a context-dependent attacker can corrupt memory to cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code.


Location: Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: PoC Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Coordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Web Related


Upgrade to Apple Safari version 5.0.4 or higher, as it has been reported to address this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.


Apple Inc.


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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.6
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2011-03-03 | Disagree? | There are 1 more: View All

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