#VU23613 Use-after-free


Published: 2019-12-16

Vulnerability identifier: #VU23613

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-8846

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Apple Safari
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Apple Inc.

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in the SVG Marker Element feature of Apple Safari's WebKit. A remote attacker can use a specially crafted HTML web page, when opened by a victim, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apple Safari: 13.0.2


CPE

External links
http://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2019-0943


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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