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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apple QuickDraw Vendors:   Apple Computer
Apple QuickDraw Buffer Overflows in Processing PICT Images Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016075
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016075
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1453, CVE-2006-1454   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 12 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple QuickDraw. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PICT file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Specially crafted font information can trigger a stack overflow. Specially crafted image data can trigger a heap overflow.

Apple credits Mike Price of McAfee AVERT Labs with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fix as part of Security Update 2006-003, available via Software Update preferences and at Apple Downloads:

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

The Apple security advisory is available at:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303737

Vendor URL:  docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303737 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X)

Message History:   None.


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