Vulnerability Note VU#980078
Apple Mac OS X vulnerable to buffer overflow in ColorSync ICC color profile handling
Apple's Mac OS X operating system contains a flaw in the handling of ICC color profiles, which may allow arbitrary code execution through a heap-based buffer overflow.
The Apple Mac OS X operating system contains support for ICC color profiles in the ColorSync component. This component contains a flaw in checking boundary conditions which may allow arbitrary code execution. When checking certain parameters in ICC color profiles, improperly formatted or maliciously crafted embedded profiles may cause a heap-based buffer overflow which would allow arbitrary code execution.
An attacker with the ability to supply a maliciously crafted profile may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. The attacker-supplied code would be executed with the privileges of the user running ColorSync.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Apple Computer Inc.||Affected||-||27 Jan 2005|
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Thanks to Apple Product Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ken MacInnis.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2005-0126
- Date Public: 25 Jan 2005
- Date First Published: 27 Jan 2005
- Date Last Updated: 27 Jan 2005
- Severity Metric: 4.13
- Document Revision: 7