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CVE-2010-0044 Detail

Current Description

PubSub in Apple Safari before 4.0.5 does not properly implement use of the Accept Cookies preference to block cookies, which makes it easier for remote web servers to track users by setting a cookie in a (1) RSS or (2) Atom feed.

Source:  MITRE
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Evaluator Description

Per: http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010/Mar/msg00000.html 'PubSub CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0044 Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6.1 or later, Mac OS X Server v10.6.1 or later, Windows 7, Vista, XP Impact: Visiting or updating a feed may result in a cookie being set, even if Safari is configured to block cookies Description: An implementation issue exists in the handling of cookies set by RSS and Atom feeds. Visiting or updating a feed may result in a cookie being set, even if Safari is configured to block cookies via the "Accept Cookies" preference. This update addresses the issue by respecting the preference while updating or viewing feeds.'

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Evaluator Solution

Per: http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010/Mar/msg00000.html 'Safari 4.0.5 is available via the Apple Software Update application, or Apple's Safari download site at: http://www.apple.com/safari/download/'

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010/Mar/msg00000.html Vendor Advisory
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4070 Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/38671 Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/38675 Patch
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/56830
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7051

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:apple:safari:4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apple:safari:4.0.0b:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apple:safari:4.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apple:safari:4.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apple:safari:4.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apple:safari:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
4.0.4


Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-0044
NVD Published Date:
03/15/2010
NVD Last Modified:
09/18/2017