Intrusion Prevention

Apple.WebKit.Anchor.Tag.Mouse.Click.Event.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a code-execution vulnerability in Apple Webkit.
This issue is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a web page with mouse events on a particular element. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending a crafted web page.

Affected Products

Safari 4 (Windows)
Safari 4 (Mac OS X 10.5)
Safari 4 (Mac OS X 10.4)
Safari 4 (Mac OS X 10.6)

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's web site for the suggested workaround:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4070

CVE References

CVE-2010-0048