Apple Mac OS X preview directory buffer overflow
|macos-preview-directory-bo (26422)||High Risk|
Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by Preview. By creating a specially-crafted deep directory hierarchy, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system once the directory is opened using Preview.
Apply Apple Security Update 2006-003, available from the Apple Web site. See 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-2006-1452: Stack-based buffer overflow in Preview in Apple Mac OS 10.4 up to 10.4.6 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a deep directory hierarchy.
- OSVDB ID: 25596: Apple Mac OS X Preview Directory Hierarchy Overflow
- SA20077: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1016076: Mac OS X Preview Buffer Overflow in Navigating Deep Directory Hierarchies May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.6
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.6
May 11, 2006
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