Apple Mac OS X AppKit code execution
|macosx-appkit-code-execution (42705)||High Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error in AppKit. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted document file in an application that uses AppKit, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges or cause the application to crash.
Apply Security Update 2008-003, available from the Apple Web site. See References.
- Apple Web site: About the security content of Security Update 2008-003 / Mac OS X 10.5.3.
- BID-29412: RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-003 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
- BID-29487: Apple Mac OS X AppKit Malformed File Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-1028: Unspecified vulnerability in AppKit in Apple Mac OS X before 10.5 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted document file, as demonstrated by opening the document with TextEdit.
- OSVDB ID: 45695: Apple Mac OS X AppKit Unspecified Document Handling Arbitrary Code Execution
- SA30430: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1020131: Mac OS X AppKit Document Processing Bug Lets Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
May 28, 2008
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