Apple Mac OS X Mail code execution
|macosx-mail-code-execution (42723)||High Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a uninitialized buffer in Mail. By sending mail through an SMTP server over IPv6, an attacker could obtain sensitive information, execute arbitrary code, or crash the application.
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-29500: Apple Mac OS X Mail Memory Corruption Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-1576: Mail in Apple Mac OS X before 10.5, when an IPv6 SMTP server is used, does not properly initialize memory, which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash), or obtain sensitive information (memory contents) in opportunistic circumstances, by sending an e-mail message.
- OSVDB ID: 45709: Apple Mac OS X Mail (IPv6) E-mail Handling Overflow
- SA30430: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1020140: Apple Mail Buffer Overflow in Sending SMTP via IPv6 May Cause Arbitrary Code Execution
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
May 28, 2008
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