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Apple Mac OS X JPEG2000 image handling buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#546772

Original Release Date: 2006-10-02 | Last Revised: 2006-11-21

Overview

Apple Mac OS X fails to properly handle JPEG2000 files. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Description

Apple ImageIO is an image processing framework that was introduced in OS X 10.4 (Tiger). ImageIO is used by several applications, including WebCore and Safari. ImageIO contains an unspecified buffer overflow in the handling of JPEG2000 images.

Impact

By convincing a user to view a specially crafted JPEG2000 image, 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 that uses ImageIO may be vulnerable.

Solution

Apply an update

Please see Apple Security Update 2006-006 for details on workarounds, fixes, and updates.

Vendor Information

546772
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Apple Computer, Inc.

Updated:  October 02, 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

Refer to http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304460.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported in Apple Security Update 2006-006 . Apple credits Tom Saxton of Idle Loop Software Design for reporting this issue.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-4391
Severity Metric: 11.70
Date Public: 2006-09-29
Date First Published: 2006-10-02
Date Last Updated: 2006-11-21 18:12 UTC
Document Revision: 10

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