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Category:   Device (Multimedia)  >   Apple Watch Vendors:   Apple
(Apple Issues Fix for Apple Watch) libXfont Heap Overflow in LZW Decompresser Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034350
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034350
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-2895   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 9 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libXfont. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. Apple Watch is affected.

A remote user can create a specially crafted LZW stream that, when processed by the target user or application, will trigger a heap overflow in the LZW decompresser and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target user or application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fix for CVE-2011-2895 for Apple Watch.

The Apple advisory is available at:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205641

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/en-us/HT205641 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Aug 11 2011 libXfont Heap Overflow in LZW Decompresser Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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