Apple Mac OS X Help Viewer buffer overflow
|macosx-helpviewer-bo (42716)||High Risk|
Apple Mac OS X is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by an integer underflow in Help Viewer. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted help:topic URL, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system 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-29483: Apple Mac OS X Help Viewer 'help:topic' URI Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-1034: Integer underflow in Help Viewer in Apple Mac OS X before 10.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted help:topic URL that triggers a buffer overflow.
- OSVDB ID: 45703: Apple Mac OS X Help Viewer help:topic URL Handling Overflow
- SA30430: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1020138: Apple Help Viewer Buffer Overflow in Processing 'help:topic' URL Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- US-CERT VU#566875: Apple Help Viewer vulnerable to buffer overflow
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
May 28, 2008
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