Vulnerability Note VU#515792
Apple Mac OS X DMG UFS byte_swap_sbin() function Integer Overflow
The Apple Mac OS X byte_swap_sbin() function contains an integer overflow vulnerability, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.
DMG files are disk images that can contain a variety of filesystems. Apple Mac OS X contains an integer overflow vulnerability in the byte_swap_bin() function in the UFS filesystem handling code.
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. Note that it is reported that it is unlikely that code execution can take place as a result of this vulnerability.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||15 Mar 2007|
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This vulnerability was publicly reported by LMH.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0299
- Date Public: 11 Jan 2007
- Date First Published: 15 Mar 2007
- Date Last Updated: 15 Mar 2007
- Severity Metric: 7.01
- Document Revision: 9
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