Intrusion Prevention

Apple.Safari.Document.Write.Loop.Remote.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Denial of Service vulnerability in Apple Safari.
The vulnerability is caused by an error in the software when handling Javascript that calls "document.write" in an infinite loop. It may allow remote attackers to crash the vulnerable software by sending a crafted web page.

Affected Products

Apple Safari 3.1.1

Impact

System Comromise: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

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

CVE References

CVE-2008-2000