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To make this delicious poison dish, simply take a large dollop of Windows 7 Professional, mix it with a portion of Safari and add a dash of special iFrame sauce and voila! instant Blue Screen of Death. The flaw is triggered by running Apple's Safari web browser on a fully patched 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, then feeding it a web page containing a simple iFrame with an overly long height attribute, like this: < iframe height='18082563'></iframe> (remove the space after the first angle bracket) Result: Windows 7 falls over instantly with a memory corruption error. Ouch. Interestingly, it seems that 32-bit Windows 7 doesn't suffer from this vulnerability and neither does XP SP3 32-bit, although this is by no means certain at this point. The flaw appears to be in the win32k.sys kernel-mode driver, which is a common source of critical Windows vulnerabilities. It was first reported by Twitter user webDEViL (@w3bd3vil) and being a zero day vulnerability, there's currently no fix or workaround for it. However, the worst part about this critical vulnerability, is that Safari runs 100% in User Mode, which is effectively a type of sandbox, preventing an application from bringing down Windows, regardless of what it does. There's obviously a little loophole here though.

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Thanks Qubit :D now i know how to piss all my friends off that run 7 64bit :toast: :toast::pimp: :respect:
 

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Thanks Qubit :D now i know how to piss all my friends off that run 7 64bit :toast: :toast::pimp: :respect:
Yes, I can't wait to try it either. :D

Anyone want to try it and report on it here?
 
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People actually use Safari on Windows??? :twitch:

I think it sucks on Mac, now I have all the more reason to hate Safari.
 
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Win X64 uses random writes for the kernel and locations as a security measure. It seems like this is just a memory overflow that causes the system to freak out about safari not writing to its own memory. Safari soumds like it has a issues with the x64 setup.
 

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Interesting.
Is Safari on Windows a 32 or 64 bit app?
How do the other browsers fair between their 32 and 64 bit versions?
 
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I like how you left out the fact the same iframe will not cause a crash in IE, Opera or Firefox and is solely isolated to Safari. This is a Safari issue. Not a Windows issue.
 

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Interesting.
Is Safari on Windows a 32 or 64 bit app?
How do the other browsers fair between their 32 and 64 bit versions?
i dont think anyone at all uses 64 bit browsers. they just use 32 bit.
 
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IE is 64 bit capable.
 

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Funny, all I've used is 64bit browsers for at least 2 years. Far more secure normally, as most malware is written for 32bit browsers. I'll stick with firefox64 now though, especially since flash is now working under 64 bit. I truly believe 32 bit browsers are much more vulnerable.
 
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I like how you left out the fact the same iframe will not cause a crash in IE, Opera or Firefox and is solely isolated to Safari. This is a Safari issue. Not a Windows issue.
agree. its more like safari issue that makes windows crash
if its ok on FF, chrome and opera. its must be safari issue
 
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separate .exe that requires separate plugins etc. hence, no one uses it.
I use it on the rare occasions that I use IE
 
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If chrome had a 64 bit version, I might consider it, but security demands 64bit in this day and age....
 
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If chrome had a 64 bit version, I might consider it, but security demands 64bit in this day and age....
I dont believe a 64-bit browser gives you anymore security then a 32-bit one. Do you have any links to support this claim?
 

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Who the hell runs Safari on Win7? :)
 

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I like how you left out the fact the same iframe will not cause a crash in IE, Opera or Firefox and is solely isolated to Safari. This is a Safari issue. Not a Windows issue.
agree. its more like safari issue that makes windows crash
if its ok on FF, chrome and opera. its must be safari issue
The fault is in Windows and Safari, as I clearly explained in the article. Read it over again carefully, peeps. ;)
 
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The fault is in Windows and Safari, as I clearly explained in the article. Read it over again carefully, peeps. ;)

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Why would anyone want to use Safari on Windows system?
 
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Opera 12 alpha in Windows 8 also can BSOD with corrupted memory error, I've discovered that bug when development builds of Windows 8 and Opera 12 just got released. Shame that Windows kernel is so faulty, there are some common kernel bugs since Windows 98 that affect all versions and weren't fixed even today.
 
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The fault is in Windows and Safari, as I clearly explained in the article. Read it over again carefully, peeps. ;)
Ah so you are now gonna cover every single application that may crash an OS?
 
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Obviously Macs are more reliable than PC's
 

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Ah so you are now gonna cover every single application that may crash an OS?
What's tickled you, mailman? There are two separate flaws here. Put them together and kaboom! It's pretty serious.

No need for anyone to apologize for Microsoft and Apple - they should fix it. It's good that this problem was exposed, as both pieces of software will now be that little bit more secure once these are patched. And who knows what other related flaws will be fixed once these two are patched.

Obviously Macs are more reliable than PC's
That's a joke, right?
 
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What's tickled you, mailman? There are two separate flaws here. Put them together and kaboom! It's pretty serious.

No need for anyone to apologize for Microsoft and Apple - they should fix it. It's good that this problem was exposed, as both pieces of software will now be that little bit more secure once these are patched. And who knows what other related flaws will be fixed once these two are patched.



That's a joke, right?
I'm not pickin at ya man. I'm just saying its not a big deal. I mean any software not coded correctly can cause a BSOD in Windows. Is this news because you personally don't like Apple and Microsoft or do the people of TPU use Safari? See what I'm getting at? Anyway opinion aside its a good write up. :toast:
 

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I'm not pickin at ya man. I'm just saying its not a big deal. I mean any software not coded correctly can cause a BSOD in Windows. Is this news because you personally don't like Apple and Microsoft or do the people of TPU use Safari? See what I'm getting at? Anyway opinion aside its a good write up. :toast:
Oh yes ya are! :laugh: :toast:

No, the kicker is that it's user mode software, which isn't supposed to crash the OS, whatever it does.

Also, of course I had to write up this story, because:

- It's been widely reported, it's easy to try out and it's a bit of an oops moment for MS, which is always newsworthy, lol

- It's nothing to do with my feelings about Apple & Microsoft: any company would be fair game over a cockup like this :)

- Just look at the headline I made up! And the first line to go with it. I beta tested it for humour on a couple of friends before publishing it and it passed the laugh test with flying colours! I think it's my favourite title ever :D