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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
Mac OS X Data Detectors Engine Resource Consumption Bug Lets Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020606
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020606
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2323   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 1 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.5.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mac OS X Data Detectors Engine. A user can cause denial of service conditions.

A user can create specially crafted content that, when viewed by an application that uses Data Detectors, will trigger a resource consumption flaw.

Systems prior to Mac OS X v10.5 are not affected.

Impact:   A user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fix (Security Update 2008-005), which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads at:

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

For Mac OS X v10.5.4 and Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
The download file is named: "SecUpd2008-005.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 9c4fd4ee59965819427445f6de172c42b223e6e1

For Mac OS X v10.4.11 (Intel)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2008-005Intel.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 1ff3242935c98325769b33148a2a8b1e72db567c

For Mac OS X v10.4.11 (PPC)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2008-005PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 2f56ea4311d5b85de3c494f6fee46360e5b7317e

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 (Universal)
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2008-005Univ.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 256401659308a634cee06b00d1a6ae9dc20b5467

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 (PPC)
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2008-005PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: d310d471bd39df92cb5580e18f356a222824d7d2

The Apple advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2647

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT2647 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error

Message History:   None.


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