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Web Attack: Apple Safari WebKit libxslt CVE-2011-1774 2

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects attempts to exploit a vulnerability in Apple Safari which would result in remote code execution.

Additional Information

WebKit is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. Specifically, the issue is due to a configuration error in the 'libxslt' library.

Attackers may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the application. Failed exploit attempts will crash the application.

NOTE: This issue was previously discussed in BID 48808 (Apple Safari Prior to 5.1 and 5.0.6 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities) but has been given its own record to better document it.

Affected

  • This issue affects Apple Safari versions prior to 5.1 and 5.0.6.
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