Intrusion Prevention

WebKit.XML.External.Entity.Information.Disclosure

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against an Information Disclosure vulnerability in Apple Safari web browser.
Safari's XSL stysheets are vulnerable to XXE (Xml eXternal Entity) attacks. By having an XML file refer to a malicious XSL resource, the attacker can steal a local file by refering to it in the XSL resource's DTD.

Affected Products

WebKit Open Source Project WebKit
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 9.04 sparc
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 9.04 powerpc
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 9.04 lpia
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 9.04 i386
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 9.04 amd64
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 8.10 sparc
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 8.10 powerpc
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 8.10 lpia
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 8.10 i386
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 8.10 amd64
Trolltech Qt 4.4.3
Trolltech Qt 4.5
Debian Linux 5.0 sparc
Debian Linux 5.0 s/390
Debian Linux 5.0 powerpc
Debian Linux 5.0 mipsel
Debian Linux 5.0 mips
Debian Linux 5.0 m68k
Debian Linux 5.0 ia-64
Debian Linux 5.0 ia-32
Debian Linux 5.0 hppa
Debian Linux 5.0 armel
Debian Linux 5.0 arm
Debian Linux 5.0 amd64
Debian Linux 5.0 alpha
Debian Linux 5.0
Apple Safari 3.2.3 for Windows
Apple Safari 3.2.3
Apple Safari 3.2.2 for Windows
Apple Safari 3.1.2 for Windows
Apple Safari 3.1.2
Apple Safari 3.1.1 for Windows
Apple Safari 3.1.1
Apple Safari 3.0.4 Beta for Windows
Apple Safari 3.0.3 Beta for Windows
Apple Safari 3.0.3 Beta
Apple Safari 3.0.2 Beta for Windows
Apple Safari 3.0.2 Beta
Apple Safari 3.0.1 Beta for Windows
Apple Safari 3.0.1 Beta
Apple Safari 3.2
Apple Safari 3.1 for Windows
Apple Safari 3.1
Apple Safari 3 Beta for Windows
Apple Safari 3 Beta
Apple Safari 3
Apple iPod Touch 2.2.1
Apple iPod Touch 2.0.2
Apple iPod Touch 2.0.1
Apple iPod Touch 1.1.4
Apple iPod Touch 1.1.3
Apple iPod Touch 1.1.2
Apple iPod Touch 1.1.1
Apple iPod Touch 2.2
Apple iPod Touch 2.1
Apple iPod Touch 2.0
Apple iPod Touch 1.1
Apple iPod Touch 0
Apple iPhone 2.2.1
Apple iPhone 2.0.2
Apple iPhone 2.0.1
Apple iPhone 1.1.4
Apple iPhone 1.1.3
Apple iPhone 1.1.2
Apple iPhone 1.1.1
Apple iPhone 1.0.2
Apple iPhone 1.0.1
Apple iPhone 2.2
Apple iPhone 2.1
Apple iPhone 2.0
Apple iPhone 1.1
Apple iPhone 1
Apple iPhone 0

Impact

Information Disclosure: Remote attackers can gain sensitive information from vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the latest patch or update from the appropriate vendor.

CVE References

CVE-2009-1699