76353 : WebKit DOMWindow::setLocation Inactive DOM Window Handling Universal XSS
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Disclosure Date
Time to Patch
14 days


WebKit contains a flaw that allows a universal cross-site scripting (UXSS) attack. The issue exists because DOMWindow::setLocation does not understand that DOMWindow can be inactive, which allows using contentWindow.eval to construct a function with the context of the inactive window. With a specially crafted web page, a context-dependent attacker can execute arbitrary script code in context of another domain.


Location: Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Coordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Web Related


It has been reported that this issue has been fixed. Upgrade to version 1.4.1, or higher, to address this vulnerability.


The WebKitGTK+ Team



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 4.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2011-10-14 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_1 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_0


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