Intrusion Prevention

Apple.Safari.WebKit.Button.Column.Blocks.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in WebKit, a component of Apple Safari.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles column blocks and buttons in a certain way. An attacker can exploit this by tricking an unsuspecting user into visiting a malicious webpage and execute arbitrary script code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Apple Computer Safari prior to 5.1.7

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can execute arbitrary script code within the context of the target user's browser.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5400

CVE References

CVE-2012-1520