Apple Mac OS X CoreGraphics unspecified code execution

macosx-coregraphics-unspec-code-execution (42710) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an unspecified error in CoreGraphics. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PDF file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply Security Update 2008-003, available from the Apple Web site. See References.

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-29480: Apple Mac OS X CoreGraphics PDF Handling Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-1031: CoreGraphics in Apple Mac OS X before 10.5.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted PDF document, related to an uninitialized variable.
  • OSVDB ID: 45700: Apple Mac OS X CoreGraphics PDF File Handling Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA30430: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020136: Mac OS X CoreGraphics PDF File Pointer Initialization Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2

Reported:

May 28, 2008

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