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Category:   Device (VoIP/Phone/FAX)  >   Apple iPhone Vendors:   Apple
Apple iPhone Heap Overflow in Processing AAC and MP3 Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022869
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022869
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2206   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 9 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.0 through 3.0.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple iPhone. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted AAC or MP3 file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Tobias Klein of trapkit.de 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 (3.1 (7C144) for iPhone, 3.1.1 (7C145) for iPod touch), available via iTunes.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3860

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT3860 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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