Apple macOS M4A Parsing Heap-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-17-189: March 28th, 2017
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 the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a heap-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to achieve remote code execution under the context of the current user.
Vendor ResponseApple has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2017-01-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2017-03-28 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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