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Category:   Device (VoIP/Phone/FAX)  >   Apple iPhone Vendors:   Apple
(Apple Issues Fix for iPhone) Mac OS X QuickLook Bug in Processing Excel Columns Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021267
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021267
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4211   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 21 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.0 - 2.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mac OS X QuickLook. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. Apple iPhone is affected.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Microsoft Excel file that, when downloaded or viewed by the target user, will trigger a signed variable error in processing Excel columns and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Systems prior to version 10.5 are not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when downloaded or viewed by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fixed version (2.2) of iPhone, which is affected by this vulnerability.

The Apple advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3318

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT3318 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Oct 10 2008 Mac OS X QuickLook Bug in Processing Excel Columns Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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