Vulnerability Note VU#498105
Apple Mac OS X CoreText uninitialized pointer vulnerability
Apple Mac OS X CoreText contains an uninitialized pointer vulnerability, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Apple Mac OS X CoreText is a framework for handling text on Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) and later. Mac OS X CoreText fails to properly initialize pointers, which can cause memory corruption. Any application that uses the CoreText framework for handling text may be vulnerable.
By convincing a user to view specially crafted text, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.
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This issue is addressed in Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Apple Security Update 2007-008.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||24 Oct 2006||12 Nov 2007|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was repoted by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-4682
- Date Public: 14 Oct 2007
- Date First Published: 14 Nov 2007
- Date Last Updated: 15 Nov 2007
- Severity Metric: 7.76
- Document Revision: 8
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