Advisory Details

March 28th, 2017

Apple macOS ImageIO JPEG Parsing Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-188
ZDI-CAN-4329

CVE ID CVE-2017-2432
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Apple
AFFECTED PRODUCTS macOS
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 27157. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple macOS. 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 JPEG files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data which can result in an integer overflow before writing to memory. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Apple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-12-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-03-28 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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