Apple Mac OS X ImageIO component JPEG code execution

macos-jpeg-code-execution (45168) 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 the improper handling of embedded ICC profiles within images by the ImageIO component. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted JPEG image, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code on the system 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 Apple Security Update 2008-004 or upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X (10.5.5 or later), available from the Apple Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Mac OS X v10.5.5 and Security Update 2008-006 .
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of iLife Support 8.3.1 .
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Safari 3.2 .
  • Apple Web site: iLife '08.
  • Apple Web site: Aperture 2.
  • BID-31189: Apple Mac OS X 2008-006 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-3608: ImageIO in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5 through 10.5.4 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or execute arbitrary code via a crafted JPEG image with an embedded ICC profile.
  • OSVDB ID: 48195: Apple Mac OS X ImageIO JPEG ICC Profile Handling Memory Corruption
  • SA31882: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA32688: Apple iLife / Aperture Image Processing Vulnerabilities
  • SA32706: Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020876: Mac OS X ImageIO TIFF and JPEG Processing Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Aperture 2
  • Apple iLife 8.0
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.10
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.9
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
  • Apple Safari 3

Reported:

Sep 15, 2008

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