Apple Mac OS X ImageIO information disclosure

macosx-imageio-information-disclosure (42721) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an out-of-bounds memory read error in ImageIO. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted BMP or GIF image, an attacker could obtain contents in memory.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 1.9
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

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-29513: Apple Mac OS X ImageIO BMP/GIF Image Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-1573: The BMP and GIF image decoding engine in ImageIO in Apple Mac OS X before 10.5.3 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information (memory contents) via a crafted (1) BMP or (2) GIF image, which causes an out-of-bounds read.
  • SA30430: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA30775: Apple Safari for Windows Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020144: Mac OS X ImageIO Bugs Disclose Memory Contents to Local Users and Let 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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