RIM's workaround ... KB26132-Vulnerability in WebKit browser engine impacts BlackBerry Device Software version 6.0 and later
Option 1: Disable Javascrip in browser
Option 2: Disable the BlackBerry Browser
Research In Motion is aware of recent reports of a vulnerability affecting the implementation of open source WebKit technology in the BlackBerry Browser in BlackBerry Device Software version 6.0 and later. This security notice communicates the following key facts: |
The exploitation of the vulnerability was performed at the Pwn2Own 2011 Contest and is publicly known.
At the time of release of this security notice, the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team has not received any reports that this vulnerability has been successfully exploited on a BlackBerry smartphone outside of a test environment or has resulted in any impact to BlackBerry customers.
A successful exploit could allow the attacker to use the BlackBerry Browser to access user data stored on the media card and in the built-in media storage on the BlackBerry smartphone, but not to access user data that the email, calendar and contact applications store in the application storage (the internal file system that stores application data and user data) of the BlackBerry smartphone.
Follow the available workarounds documented in this security notice.
Exercise caution when clicking on links to untrusted websites in browsers, email or instant messages.
CVEŽ Identifier: CVE - CVE-2011-1290 (under review)
I had other reasons for sticking with OS 5. This just adds to them.