Vulnerability Note VU#410281
Apple Mac OS X CoreText embedded font vulnerability
Apple Mac OS X CoreText contains a use-after-free vulnerability that may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Apple Mac OS X CoreText is a text layout and font processing engine that is used to handle embedded fonts.CoreText contains a use-after-free vulnerability that can allow arbitrary code execution.
By convincing a user to open a document with a specially-crafted embedded font, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
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This issue is addressed in OS X Lion v10.7.3 and Security Update 2012-001.
Vendor Information (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Inc.||Affected||20 Oct 2011||02 Feb 2012|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2011-3449
- Date Public: 02 Feb 2012
- Date First Published: 02 Feb 2012
- Date Last Updated: 28 Mar 2012
- Severity Metric: 5.77
- Document Revision: 5
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