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Apple Mac OS X QuickDraw Manager fails to properly handle corrupt PICT files

Vulnerability Note VU#529945

Original Release Date: 2005-09-27 | Last Revised: 2005-09-27


Apple Mac OS X QuickDraw Manager contains a buffer overflow that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Apple Mac OS X QuickDraw is a 2D graphics library. It is used by several applications, including Safari, Mail, and Finder. QuickDraw is used to render PICT images on Mac systems. QuickDraw Manager contains an unspecified buffer overflow in the handling of PICT images.


By convincing a user to view a specially crafted PICT image (e.g., contained within a web page or an HTML email message), an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause the application using the QuickDraw library to crash.


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Please see Apple Security Update 2005-008 for details on workarounds, fixes, and updates.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  September 27, 2005



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.


Please see Apple Security Update 2005-008 for details on workarounds, fixes, and updates.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

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Thanks to Apple Product Security for reporting this vulnerability, who in turn credit Henrik Dalgaard of Echo One.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2005-2744
Severity Metric: 28.69
Date Public: 2005-09-21
Date First Published: 2005-09-27
Date Last Updated: 2005-09-27 15:29 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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