Published:2013/05/31  Last Updated:2013/05/31

Safari information disclosure vulnerability


Safari contains an information disclosure vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • Safari versions prior to 6.0


Safari contains an information disclosure vulnerability caused the by the improper handling of XML files.


When opening a specially crafted XML file as a local file, the contents of another local file may be disclosed.


Update the software
Update to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.

As of May 31, 2013, Safari 6.0.1 for Windows has not been released.
Users of the Windows version of Safari are recommended to stop using the product.

Vendor Status

Vendor Link
Apple Safari


JPCERT/CC Addendum

This JVN publication was delayed to 2013/5/31 after the developer fix was developed. From the fiscal year 2011, JPCERT/CC is using a new vendor coordination procedure. This new procedure came from the recommendation of the fiscal year 2010 "Study Group on Information System Vulnerability Handling" aimed at more timely JVN publications.

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2013.05.31

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication anonymous or no authentication (IP addresses do not count)
  • High
User Interaction Required the user must be convinced to take a standard action that does not feel harmful to most users, such as click on a link or view a file
  • Mid
Exploit Complexity little to no expertise and/or luck required to exploit (cross-side scripting).Expected to be the common response
  • High

Description of each analysis measures


Takayoshi Isayama from Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2013-000050