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Alert (SA06-053A)

Apple Mac OS X Safari Command Execution Vulnerability

Original release date: February 22, 2006

Systems Affected

  • Apple Safari running on Mac OS X

Overview

A vulnerability in the Apple Safari web browser could allow an attacker to place and run malicious code on your computer.

Solution

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."

Description

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.


References


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Revision History

  • February 22, 2006: Initial release

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