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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Apple Mail Vendors:   Apple Computer
Apple Mail MacMIME and Enriched Text Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016078
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016078
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1449, CVE-2006-1450   (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 Mail. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can send an e-mail message with a specially crafted MacMIME encapsulated attachment that, when viewed by the target user, will trigger an integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Also, an enriched text e-mail message with specially crafted color information may cause arbitrary classes to be allocated an initialized. This may cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create e-mail that, when viewed 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:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X)

Message History:   None.


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