Apple Finder fails to properly handle malformed .DS_Store files. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
.DS_Store files are hidden files used by Apple Finder to control the display of a folder and its contents.
According to Apple Security Advisory 2006-007:
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Apple Finder.
Apply Apple Updates
Apple advises all users to apply Apple Security Update 2006-007, as it fixes this and other critical security flaws.
This vulnerability was reported in Apple Security Update 2006-007.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari based on information from Apple.
|Date First Published:||2006-11-29|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-11-30 16:33 UTC|