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Apple Safari Parent.Close Use After Free - Ver2 (CVE-2010-1939)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0091
Date Published:
Last Updated:
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2010-1939
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Vulnerability Description
A use-after-free vulnerability has been reported in Apple Safari. The vulnerability is due to an error in Apple Safari while handling the termination and subsequent referencing between child and parent windows. A remote attacker could trigger this vulnerability by enticing a vulnerable target to access a specially crafted HTML document. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apple Safari Parent.Close Use After Free - Ver2 protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Apple Safari Parent.Close Use After Free - Ver2