Apple Safari ColorSync embedded ColorSync profile buffer overflow

safari-colorsync-profile-bo (59162) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple Safari is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking when handling of images with an embedded ColorSync profile. By persuading a victim to visit a Web site containing a specially-crafted image with an embedded ColorSync profile, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges or cause the browser 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:

Upgrade to the latest version of Safari (4.1, 5.0 or later), available from the Apple Web site. See References.

References:

  • Apple KB HT4220: About the security content of iTunes 9.2.
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Safari 5.0 and Safari 4.1.
  • BID-35954: Apple Mac OS X 2009-003 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2009-1726: Heap-based buffer overflow in ColorSync in Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5 before 10.5.8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted image containing an embedded ColorSync profile.
  • OSVDB ID: 56845: Apple Mac OS X ColorSync Image Embedded ColorSync Profile Handling Overflow
  • SA36096: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA40105: Apple Safari Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA40196: Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1022674: Mac OS X Multiple Image and File Processing Bugs Permit Remote Code Execution

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple iTunes 9.2
  • Apple Safari 4.1
  • Apple Safari 5.0
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Reported:

Jun 07, 2010

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