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ZDI-08-022: Apple Safari WebKit PCRE Handling Integer Overflow


April 16, 2008

-- CVE ID:


-- Affected Vendors:


-- Affected Products:

Apple Safari

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-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on

vulnerable installations of Apple Safari. User interaction is required

to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious


The specific flaw exists in the regular expression compiler

(JavaScriptCore/pcre/pcre_compile.cpp) in WebKit. When nesting regular

expressions with large repetitions, a heap overflow occurs resulting in

a condition allowing the execution of arbitrary code.

-- Vendor Response:

Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More

details can be found at:

-- Disclosure Timeline:

2008-03-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2008-04-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Charlie Miller, Jake Honoroff and Mark Daniel

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