Apple Mac OS X BOMArchiveHelper buffer overflow

macosx-archivehelper-bo (25945) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow in the BOMArchiveHelper application, which is the default file archive application in Mac OS X. By creating a malicious ZIP archive, and then persuading a victim to open the malicious archive, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer in the BOMStackPop() function and cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by hosting the malicious archive on a Web site or sending it to a victim as an email attachment.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the available update as listed in the Apple Security Update 2006-003. See References.

References:

  • Apple Security Update 2006-003: About Security Update 2006-003.
  • Security-Protocols Advisory April 19th, 2006: Apple OS X BOM ArchiveHelper .zip Heap Overflow.
  • BID-17634: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • BID-17951: Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2006-003 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-1985: Heap-based buffer overflow in BOM BOMArchiveHelper 10.4 (6.3) Build 312, as used in Mac OS X 10.4.6 and earlier, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted archive (such as ZIP) that contains long path names, which triggers an error in the BOMStackPop function.
  • OSVDB ID: 24819: Apple Mac OS X .zip Parsing BOMStackPop() Function Overflow
  • SA19686: Mac OS X Multiple Potential Vulnerabilities
  • SA20077: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016082: Apple Mac OS X Kernel Components Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • VUPEN/ADV-2006-1452: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Client-Side File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • VUPEN/ADV-2006-1779: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Remote and Client-Side Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple BOMArchiveHelper 10.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.6

Reported:

Apr 19, 2006

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