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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
Apple Mac OS X Kernel Components Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016082
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1440, CVE-2006-1441, CVE-2006-1448, CVE-2006-1985   (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  
Version(s): 10.3.9, 10.4.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple Mac OS X. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can create an archive, such as a Zip archive, that contains a file with a long path name that, when expanded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow in the BOM component and execute arbitrary code.

An archive with specially crafted directory traversal symbolic links may allow a remote user to create or overwrite arbitrary files when the target user expands the archive.

A remote user can send specially crafted chunked transfer encoding data to trigger an integer overflow in the CFNetwork component and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service. Systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4 are not affected by the CFNetwork vulnerability.

A remote user can create HTML that references a specially crafted Internet Location item (e.g., URL) that appears to the target user to be benign but, when loaded by the target user, will load a different URL scheme. This may allow arbitrary code to be executed.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fix as part of Security Update 2006-003, available via Software Update preferences and at Apple Downloads:

The Apple security advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.

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