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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
Mac OS X CoreAudio Buffer Overflow in Playing MP4 Audio Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023472
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023472
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0036   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 19 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.5.8, 10.6.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mac OS X CoreAudio. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted MP4 audio 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.

Tobias Klein of trapkit.de reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an MP4 audio file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of Security Update 2010-001, available from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site at:

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

For Mac OS X v10.5.8
The download file is named: SecUpd2010-001.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: f3f5061ca161355c8a5f1d1a52d5e8a9e604a30d

For Mac OS X Server v10.5.8
The download file is named: SecUpdSrvr2010-001.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 32c5ecdb0aeabe0f4eaa061a271242b6d96d8ba1

For Mac OS X v10.6.2 and Mac OS X Server v10.6.2
The download file is named: SecUpd2010-001Snow.dmg
Its SHA-1 digest is: 8c1f0a08edf557d9242974e925ff58deb5e5dbf2

The vendor's advisory will be available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 3 2010 (Apple Issues Fix for iPhone) Mac OS X CoreAudio Buffer Overflow in Playing MP4 Audio Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has issued a fix for iPhone OS.



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