WebKit Local Storage and Web SQL Database Directory Traversal Vulnerability

WebKit is prone to a directory-traversal vulnerability because the application fails to sufficiently sanitize user-supplied input.

Exploiting this issue allows attackers to create database files in arbitrary locations; this may lead to a complete compromise of the affected computer or aid in other attacks.

NOTE: This issue was previously covered in BID 40620 (Apple Safari Prior to 5.0 and 4.1 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities) but has been given its own record to better document it.


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