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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Apple macOS/OS X Vendors:   Apple
Mac OS X QuickLook Bug in Processing Excel Columns Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021027
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021027
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4211   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 10 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.5 - 10.5.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mac OS X QuickLook. 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 Excel file that, when downloaded or viewed by the target user, will trigger a signed variable error in processing Excel columns and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Systems prior to version 10.5 are not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when downloaded or viewed 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 2008-007, 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 v10.5.5
The download file is named: "SecUpd2008-007.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 2e2489a223d13e9d7b9928735b6693ab0cbe6e00

For Mac OS X Server v10.5.5
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2008-007.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 62db4a0d0688bc047fcf391a20e23e1a72ae292c

For Mac OS X v10.4.11 (Intel)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2008-007Intel.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 810167ffc3480a897f0b3ef62fdaaed2cfd77f1a

For Mac OS X v10.4.11 (PPC)
The download file is named: "SecUpd2008-007PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 2e1253241cec2999c8754db40816f801ad80ad8b

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 (Universal)
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2008-007Univ.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: 7c71ffd314d7412dcb73746151d4fd7c32749415

For Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 (PPC)
The download file is named: "SecUpdSrvr2008-007PPC.dmg"
Its SHA-1 digest is: be0868a142a9e2a6e93d42c3208ca9585a25cc6d

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT3216 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 21 2008 (Apple Issues Fix for iPhone) Mac OS X QuickLook Bug in Processing Excel Columns Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has issued a fix for iPhone.



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