Apple Mac OS X CoreGraphics PDF code execution

macos-coregraphics-pdf-code-execution (50481) 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 multiple memory corruption errors in CoreGraphics. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PDF file, an attacker could execute 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 Apple Security Update 2009-002, 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 Safari 4.0.
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Security Update 2009-002 / Mac OS X v10.5.7.
  • BID-34926: RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2009-002 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • BID-34962: Apple Mac OS X CoreGraphics PDF Handling Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2009-0145: CoreGraphics in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5 before 10.5.7, iPhone OS 1.0 through 2.2.1, and iPhone OS for iPod touch 1.1 through 2.2.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted PDF file that triggers memory corruption.
  • OSVDB ID: 54451: Apple Mac OS X CoreGraphics PDF File Handling Memory Corruption
  • SA35074: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA35379: Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1022209: Mac OS X Bugs in CoreGraphics and QuickDraw Manager 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 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.6
  • 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
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.6
  • Apple Safari 0.8
  • Apple Safari 0.9
  • Apple Safari 1.0
  • Apple Safari 1.0.3
  • Apple Safari 1.1
  • Apple Safari 1.2
  • Apple Safari 1.3
  • Apple Safari 1.3.1
  • Apple Safari 1.3.2
  • Apple Safari 2.0
  • Apple Safari 2.0.2
  • Apple Safari 2.0.4
  • Apple Safari 3.0
  • Apple Safari 3.0.1
  • Apple Safari 3.0.2 Mac
  • Apple Safari 3.0.2
  • Apple Safari 3.0.3
  • Apple Safari 3.0.4
  • Apple Safari 3.1
  • Apple Safari 3.1.1
  • Apple Safari 3.1.2
  • Apple Safari 3.2
  • Apple Safari 3.2.1
  • Apple Safari 3.2.2
  • Apple Safari 3.2.3
  • Apple Safari 4.0 Beta

Reported:

May 12, 2009

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