Apple OS X TTF bdat Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-03-22T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-204
Type zdi
Reporter 0x1byte
Modified 2016-06-22T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple OS X. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the handling of TTF fonts. The issue lies in the handling of the bdat table. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.