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596425: CVE-2010-1401 WebKit: use-after-free vulnerability in handling of the ':first-letter' pseudo-element in CSS (ZDI-CAN-689)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) implementation in WebKit in Apple Safari before 5.0 on Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.6 and Windows, and before 4.1 on Mac OS X 10.4, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via vectors involving the :first-letter pseudo-element.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1401 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 wushi of team509, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative as the original reporter.
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