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Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Apple Safari 3.2.1 (aka AppVer 3.525.27.1) on Windows allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop or access violation) via a link to an http URI in which the authority (aka hostname) portion is either a (1) . (dot) or (2) .. (dot dot) sequence.

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CWE-59 - Improper Link Resolution Before File Access

'Improper link resolution before file access' occurs when software accesses a file resource but fails to verify that the file isn't a link or shortcut to another file. An attacker can potentially gain access to arbitrary files and from there the impact can vary, depending on the application, from sensitive data exposure to remote code execution.


Advisory Timeline

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