Apple Mac OS X _cg_TIFFSetField() buffer overflow

macosx-tiffsetfield-bo (25950) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow in the _cg_TIFFSetField() function. By creating a malicious TIFF file and persuading a victim to open the file using either Safari, Preview, Finder or QuickTime, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the affected application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by hosting the malicious file 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 10.4.6 .tiff "_cg_TIFFSetField ()" DoS.
  • BID-17634: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • BID-17951: Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2006-003 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-1984: Unspecified vulnerability in the _cg_TIFFSetField function in Mac OS X 10.4.6 and earlier, as used in applications that use ImageIO or AppKit, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted TIFF image that triggers a null dereference.
  • OSVDB ID: 24822: Apple Mac OS X .tiff Processing Multiple Function DoS
  • SA19686: Mac OS X Multiple Potential Vulnerabilities
  • SA20077: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.6
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.7
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.8
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.7
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.6

Reported:

Apr 19, 2006

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