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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple OS X Vendors:   Apple
Mac OS X Preview Buffer Overflow in Navigating Deep Directory Hierarchies May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016076
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016076
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1452   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 12 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.4.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mac OS X Preview. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can create a specially crafted directory hierarchy. When the target user navigates into deep directory hierarchies using Preview, a stack overflow may occur and arbitrary code may be executed on the target system.

Systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4 are not affected.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target 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

Message History:   None.


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