Apple Mac OS X color code execution

macos-mail-color-code-execution (26419) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system caused by a vulnerability in Mail. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted enriched text e-mail message with invalid color information to cause the application to allocate and initialize arbitrary classes. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim running Mail.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply Apple Security Update 2006-003, available from the Apple Web site. See References.

References:

  • Apple Security Update 2006-003: About Security Update 2006-003.
  • US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-132A: Apple Mac Products Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • BID-17951: Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2006-003 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-1450: Mail in Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an enriched text e-mail message with invalid color information that causes Mail to allocate and initialize arbitrary classes.
  • OSVDB ID: 25594: Apple Mac OS X Mail Enriched Text Color Arbitrary Class Allocation Code Execution
  • SA20077: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016078: Apple Mail MacMIME and Enriched Text Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • 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:

May 11, 2006

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