Apple Mac OS X CoreText contains an uninitialized pointer vulnerability, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Apple Mac OS X CoreText is a framework for handling text on Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) and later. Mac OS X CoreText fails to properly initialize pointers, which can cause memory corruption. Any application that uses the CoreText framework for handling text may be vulnerable.
By convincing a user to view specially crafted text, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.
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This issue is addressed in Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Apple Security Update 2007-008.
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Notified: October 24, 2006 Updated: November 12, 2007
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This vulnerability was repoted by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
CVE IDs: | CVE-2007-4682
Severity Metric: | 7.76
Date Public: | 2007-10-14
Date First Published: | 2007-11-14
Date Last Updated: | 2007-11-15 15:31 UTC
Document Revision: | 8