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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 7.6/10


Use-after-free vulnerability in Apple Safari 5.1.2, when a plug-in with a blocking function is installed, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web page that is accessed during user interaction with the plug-in, leading to improper coordination between an API call and the plug-in unloading functionality, as demonstrated by the Adobe Flash and RealPlayer plug-ins.

  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published