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Apple Mac OS X Image RAW vulnerable to buffer overflow via specially crafted Canon RAW image

Vulnerability Note VU#527236

Original Release Date: 2006-08-04 | Last Revised: 2006-08-04

Overview

The Apple Mac OS X ImageIO framework contains a buffer overflow that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Description

RAW image files provide access to image information directly from a camera's sensor prior to in-camera processing, retaining the maximum amount of image data. This allows for subsequent processing of the information using a raw conversion application such as Aperture and iPhoto.

Apple's ImageIO is an image processing framework that was introduced in Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). It includes the ability to process images in a number of different formats, including RAW image files. ImageIO contains an unspecified buffer overflow in the handling of Canon RAW image files.

Impact

By convincing a user to view a specially crafted Canon RAW image file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause the application using the ImageIO library to crash. Any application which uses ImageIO may be vulnerable.

Solution

Update

Apply the update provided by Apple. Refer to Apple Security Update 2004-004 for more information.

Vendor Information

527236
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Notified:  August 02, 2006 Updated:  August 04, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

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.

Addendum

Apply the update provided by Apple. Refer to Apple Security Update 2004-004 for more information.

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References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Apple Product Security for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Joseph Pruszynski.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0392
Severity Metric: 7.43
Date Public: 2006-08-01
Date First Published: 2006-08-04
Date Last Updated: 2006-08-04 20:44 UTC
Document Revision: 51

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