Vulnerability Note VU#240880
Apple Mac OS X Finder DMG volume name buffer overflow
Apple Mac OS X Finder fails to properly handle DMG files with large volume names, which could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
DMG files are disk images that can contain a variety of filesystems. Apple Mac OS X Finder contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of DMG volume names. Specifically, a DMG file with a volume name of more than 255 bytes can trigger memory corruption. Note that by default, Safari will automatically mount DMG files that are referenced in web pages.
By convincing a user to mount a specially-crafted DMG file, such as by viewing a web page with Safari, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute code with the privileges of the user or cause a denial-of-service condition.
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This issue is addressed in Apple Security Update 2007-002.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||16 Feb 2007|
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This vulnerability was publicly disclosed by LMH.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0197
- Date Public: 09 Jan 2007
- Date First Published: 16 Feb 2007
- Date Last Updated: 23 Feb 2007
- Severity Metric: 10.29
- Document Revision: 11
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