Apple macOS M4A Parsing Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-17-190
Type zdi
Reporter 734388278a34721ed1869ab23235b2c976a145e2
Modified 2017-06-22T00:00:00


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 M4A files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a type confusion condition. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to achieve remote code execution under the context of the current user.