Apple Mac OS X Safari Command Execution Vulnerability
- Apple Safari running on Mac OS X
A vulnerability in the Apple Safari web browser could allow an attacker to place and run malicious code on your computer.
Turn off "Open safe files after downloading" feature
To turn off "Open safe files after downloading" feature in Safari, first choose "Preferences" from the Safari menu. Next, uncheck the option "Open 'safe' files after downloading."
More information about this solution is available in the document "Securing Your Web Browser."
Apple Safari is a web browser that comes with Apple Mac OS X. Safari contains a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to run malicious programs on your computer.
For more technical information, see US-CERT Technical Alert TA06-053A.
- US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#999708 - <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/999708>
- Securing Your Web Browser - <http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/securing_browser/#sgeneral>
- US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-053A - <http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-053A.html>
February 22, 2006: Initial release