Public Date:
596498: CVE-2010-1772 WebKit: use-after-free vulnerability in handling of geolocation events

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in page/Geolocation.cpp in WebCore in WebKit before r59859, as used in Google Chrome before 5.0.375.70, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted web site, related to failure to stop timers associated with geolocation upon deletion of a document.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1772 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 qt Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 webkitgtk Will not fix


Red Hat would like to thank Drew Yao of Apple Product Security for responsibly reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Justin Schuh as the original reporter.