Vulnerability Note VU#449440
Apple ColorSync buffer overflow vulnerability
Apple ColorSync contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
ColorSync is Apple's color management API. OS X applications and devices can use ColorSync profiles to determine how colors in images should be interpreted.
ColorSync contains a stack based buffer overflow. An attacker may be able to trigger the overflow by convincing a user to open an image with specially crafted embedded ColorSync profile.
Any application, including Safari, Mail and Preview, that can open images and process their ColorSync profiles may be affected by this vulnerability.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code by convincing a user to open a webpage, email message, or image file.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer, Inc.||Affected||-||13 Mar 2007|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Thanks to Apple for information that was used in this report. Apple thanks Tom Ferris of Security-Protocols for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0719
- Date Public: 13 Mar 2007
- Date First Published: 13 Mar 2007
- Date Last Updated: 14 Mar 2007
- Severity Metric: 10.33
- Document Revision: 17
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