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Thread: Windows 7 64-Bit can be hacked using Safari

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    Exclamation Windows 7 64-Bit can be hacked using Safari

    @w3bd3vil tweeted:

    <iframe height='18082563'></iframe> causes a BSoD on win 7 x64 via Safari. Lol!


    A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused due to an error in win32k.sys and can be exploited to corrupt memory via e.g. a specially crafted web page containing an IFRAME with an overly large "height" attribute viewed using the Apple Safari browser. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code with kernel-mode privileges. The vulnerability is confirmed on a fully patched Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Other versions may also be affected.

    More on this at Secunia.



    Microsoft is expected to patch this vulnerability soon!
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    Hmm, not good. I run my webradio with Safari because I need IE, Chrome and Opera for other things. Does that mean that I should uninstall Safari?

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    The problem is with Windows 7, not Safari. So Microsoft will have to fix this hole.

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