Apple Mac OS X preview directory buffer overflow

macos-preview-directory-bo (26422) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.6

Reported:

May 11, 2006

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