CVE-2009-2841

Published: 13 November 2009

The HTMLMediaElement::loadResource function in html/HTMLMediaElement.cpp in WebCore in WebKit before r49480, as used in Apple Safari before 4.0.4 on Mac OS X, does not perform the expected callbacks for HTML 5 media elements that have external URLs for media resources, which allows remote attackers to trigger sub-resource requests to arbitrary web sites via a crafted HTML document, as demonstrated by an HTML e-mail message that uses a media element for X-Confirm-Reading-To functionality, aka rdar problem 7271202.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
qt4-x11
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

webkit
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Patches:
Upstream: http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/49480

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

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