Apple macOS M4A Parsing Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2017-03-28T00:00:00
ID ZDI-17-190
Type zdi
Reporter 734388278a34721ed1869ab23235b2c976a145e2
Modified 2017-06-22T00:00:00

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 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.