Vulnerability Note VU#794752
Apple iChat AIM URI handler format string vulnerability
Apple iChat contains a format string vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitary code.
The Apple iChat AIM URI handler fails to properly sanitize user-controlled data that is supplied to a formatted output function. This may allow a format string vulnerability to occur.
Depending on the user's browser, an attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to access a specially crafted web page. Some web browsers, such as Safari, automatically launch iChat to handle certain types of URIs. So, if a Safari user accesses a web page containing a specially crafted URI, iChat will be launched to process that URI. This may trigger the vulnerability.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
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Apple has addressed this issue with Apple Security Update 2007-002.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||16 Feb 2007|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was publicly disclosed as part of the Month of Apple Bugs project.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0021
- Date Public: 20 Jan 2007
- Date First Published: 16 Feb 2007
- Date Last Updated: 05 Mar 2007
- Severity Metric: 11.85
- Document Revision: 25
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