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Apple Mac OS X iChat UPnP buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#116100

Original Release Date: 2007-05-25 | Last Revised: 2007-05-29


A vulnerabilty in the way Apple Mac OS X iChat handles specially crafted UPnP packets may allow execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.


Apple iChat contains a vulnerability that could be exploited by an attacker on the local network when it attempts to handle specially crafted Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol packets. According to Apple Security Update 2007-005:

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the UPnP IGD (Internet Gateway Device Standardized Device Control Protocol) code used to create Port Mappings on home NAT gateways in iChat.


An unauthenticated attacker on the local network may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.



Apple has addressed this issue in Apple Security Update 2007-005.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  May 25, 2007



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Refer to Apple Security Update 2007-005.

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This issue was reported in Apple Security Update 2007-005

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2390
Severity Metric: 9.98
Date Public: 2007-05-24
Date First Published: 2007-05-25
Date Last Updated: 2007-05-29 19:39 UTC
Document Revision: 12

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