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CVE-2010-0040 Detail


Integer overflow in ColorSync in Apple Safari before 4.0.5 on Windows, and iTunes before 9.1, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via an image with a crafted color profile that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/15/2010

Evaluator Description

Per: ColorSync CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0040 Available for: Windows 7, Vista, XP Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted image with an embedded color profile may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution Description: An integer overflow, that could result in a heap buffer overflow, exists in the handling of images with an embedded color profile. Opening a maliciously crafted image with an embedded color profile may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. The issue is addressed by performing additional validation of color profiles. This issue does not affect Mac OS X systems. Credit to Sebastien Renaud of VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team for reporting this issue.

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Solution

Per: 'Safari 4.0.5 is available via the Apple Software Update application, or Apple's Safari download site at:'

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-30-2 Vendor Advisory External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-11-1 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM Patch External Source BID 38671 Patch External Source BID 38674 External Source SECTRACK 1023706 External Source XF safari-colorsync-bo(56826) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6741

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