There is a vulnerability in the Mac OS X CoreFoundation framework that could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The Core Foundation framework (CoreFoundation.framework) is designed to allow code and data sharing between frameworks, libraries, and applications in different environments and layers. There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the way CoreFoundation processes a certain environment variable. By specifying a specially crafted value for this variable, an authenticated, local attacker could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the vulnerable process.
An authenticated, local attacker could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the vulnerable process.
Apple has released a patch to address this vulnerability. For further details, please see the Apple Security Advisory (Security Update 2004-09-07).
This vulnerability was reported by Apple.
This document was written by Damon Morda based on information provided by Apple.
|Date First Published:||2004-09-09|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-09-29 19:48 UTC|