Apple iOS PDF code execution
|appleios-pdf-code-execution (60856)||High Risk|
Apple iOS could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a memory corruption error when handling Compact Font Format (CFF) data embedded within a PDF file. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
Upgrade to the latest version of iPhone or iPod touch (4.0.2 or later) or iPad (3.2.2 or later, available from the Apple Web site. See References.
- Apple Web site: Apple - iPhone - New features in the iOS 4 Software Update.
- iPhone Web Site: iOS 4.0.1 Software Update.
- Offensive Security Exploit Database [08-03-2010]: Apple iOS pdf Jailbreak Exploit.
- BID-42151: Apple iOS for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
- CVE-2010-2972: An unspecified component, when running on Apple iOS 4.0.1 on iPhone, iPad, and iPod, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF file with crafted Compact Font Format (CFF) data, which triggers memory corruption, as demonstrated by JailbreakMe. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
- SA40807: Apple iOS Security Bypass and PDF File Processing Vulnerability
- Apple iPhone OS 4.0
- Apple iPhone OS 4.0 iPodtouch
- Apple iPhone OS 4.0.1 iPodtouch
- Apple iPhone OS 4.0.1
Aug 02, 2010
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