Intrusion Prevention

Apple.Safari.JavaScript.Multibyte.Character.Escaping.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a denial-of-service vulnerability in Apple Safari.
This issue is caused by an error in the vulnerable software when handling Javascript that escapes multibyte character strings. It may allow remote attackers to crash the vulnerable software by sending a crafted web page.

Affected Products

Safari 3.1

Impact

System Comromise: Remote attackers can crash the vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version, available from the vendor's web site:
http://www.apple.com/safari/