CVE-2009-1709

Published: 10 June 2009

Use-after-free vulnerability in the garbage-collection implementation in WebCore in WebKit in Apple Safari before 4.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap corruption and application crash) via an SVG animation element, related to SVG set objects, SVG marker elements, the targetElement attribute, and unspecified "caches."

Priority

Medium

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
webkit is a fork of khtml from kdelibs. kdelibs5 is farther from
it, while qt4-x11 attempts to unify khtml and webkit
mdeslaur
PoC: http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/LayoutTests/svg/W3C-SVG-1.1/animate-elem-63-t.svg?format=txt
More reproducers: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18551
for kde4libs, code not present in hardy and intrepid
and code already fixed in jaunty and karmic

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