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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-1725

WebKit in Apple Safari before 4.0.2, as used on iPhone OS before 3.1, iPhone OS before 3.1.1 for iPod touch, and other platforms; KHTML in kdelibs in KDE; QtWebKit (aka Qt toolkit); and possibly other products do not properly handle numeric character references, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted HTML document.
Publish Date : 2009-07-09 Last Update Date : 2022-08-09
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeMemory corruption
CWE ID 189

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the kdelibs packages, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Apple Safari WebKit Numeric Character References Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability. oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5777 windows
CVE-2009-1725 unix
DSA-1950 webkit -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7247 unix
DSA-1950-1 webkit - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18395 unix
DSA-1988 qt4-x11 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6923 unix
DSA-1988-1 qt4-x11 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19394 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-1725

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apple Safari * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apple Safari 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apple Safari 2.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apple Safari 2.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apple Safari 2.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apple Safari 2.0.3 417.9 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apple Safari 2.0.3 417.8 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apple Safari 2.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apple Safari 2.0.3 417.9.2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apple Safari 2.0.3 417.9.3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apple Safari 2.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apple Safari 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apple Safari 3.0.0b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apple Safari 3.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apple Safari 3.0.1 Beta * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apple Safari 3.0.1b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apple Safari 3.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apple Safari 3.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Apple Safari 3.0.2b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Apple Safari 3.0.3b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Apple Safari 3.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Apple Safari 3.0.4b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Apple Safari 3.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Apple Safari 3.1.0b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Apple Safari 3.1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Apple Safari 3.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Apple Safari 3.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Apple Safari 3.2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Apple Safari 3.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Apple Safari 3.2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Apple Safari 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Apple Safari 4.0.0b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Safari 32

- References For CVE-2009-1725
VUPEN ADV-2011-0212
SUSE SUSE-SR:2011:002
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-09-09-1
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5777 CONFIRM
OSVDB 55739
VUPEN ADV-2009-1827
BID 35607 WebKit Numeric Character References Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability Release Date:2010-05-17
SECTRACK 1022526
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-07-08-1

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used 0
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used 0
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used 0

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-1725

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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