Rule Category

BROWSER-WEBKIT -- Snort has detected traffic known to exploit vulnerabilities present in the Webkit browser engine (aside from Chrome) this includes Apple’s Safari, RIM’s mobile browser, Nokia, KDE, Webkit itself, and Palm. Attacks often insert code via exploits, cause webkit renderings in the browser to crash, or otherwise create chaos or exploit for entrance.

Alert Message

BROWSER-WEBKIT Apple Safari Webkit attribute child removal code execution attempt

Rule Explanation

Use-after-free vulnerability in WebKit in Apple Safari before 5.0 on Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.6 and Windows, Safari before 4.1 on Mac OS X 10.4, and Safari on Apple iPhone OS allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash), or read the SMS database or other data, via vectors related to "attribute manipulation," as demonstrated by Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf Philipp Weinmann during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2010. Impact: CVSS base score 10.0 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 10.0 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Apple Safari's WebKit could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic: Execution

Technique: AppleScript

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Rule Vulnerability

Command Injection

Command Injection attacks target applications that allow unsafe user-supplied input. Attackers transmit this input via forms, cookies, HTTP headers, etc. and exploit the applications permissions to execute system commands without injecting code.

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2010-1119
Use-after-free vulnerability in WebKit in Apple Safari before 5.0 on Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.6 and Windows, Safari before 4.1 on Mac OS X 10.4, and Safari on Apple iPhone OS allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash), or read the SMS database or other data, via vectors related to "attribute manipulation," as demonstrated by Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf Philipp Weinmann during a Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest 2010.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score10.0
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access