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CVE-2010-4198

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-11-04
Bugzilla: 656118: CVE-2010-4198 WebKit: Memory corruption due to improper handling of large text area

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

WebKit, as used in Google Chrome before 7.0.517.44, webkitgtk before 1.2.6, and other products, does not properly handle large text areas, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted HTML document.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4198 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.7
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (webkitgtk) RHSA-2011:0177 January 25, 2011

External References

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