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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apple Pages Vendors:   Apple
Apple Pages Double Free Memory Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029683
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029683
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-1252   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 24 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.x prior to 2.1; 5.x prior to 5.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple Pages. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Microsoft Word file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a double-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Felix Groebert of the Google Security Team reported 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:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.1, 5.1).

The vendor's advisory will be available at:

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

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Apple (iOS), UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.


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