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CVE-2006-6015 Detail

Description

Buffer overflow in the JavaScript implementation in Safari on Apple Mac OS X 10.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long argument to the exec method of a regular expression.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/21/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6015
Original release date:
11/21/2006
Last revised:
09/05/2008
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/04/2006)

Red Hat does not consider unexploitable client application crashes to be security flaws. This bug causes a stack recursion crash which is not exploitable.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/451542/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20061114 Apple Safari "match" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/451823/100/0/threaded Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20061114 Re: Apple Safari "match" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21053 Exploit External Source BID 21053

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:10.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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