1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Attack Signatures/
  4. Web Attack: Webkit Memory Corruption Activity

Web Attack: Webkit Memory Corruption Activity

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 the attempt to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the application. Failed exploit attempts may result in a denial-of-service condition.

Additional Information

WebKit is prone to multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities. Specifically, these issues occur when parsing a specially crafted web content.

A remote attacker can leverage these issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the application. Failed exploit attempts may result in a denial-of-service condition.

Affected

  • Various version of OSX.
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube