Apple Mac OS X mDNSResponder Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Apple Mac OS X is prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability because the software fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied input before copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer.

Successfully exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary machine code with superuser privileges, facilitating the complete compromise of affected computers. Failed exploit attempts likely result in a denial-of-service condition.

Apple Mac OS X 10.4.0 through 10.4.9 are vulnerable to this issue.

This issue was originally included in BID 24144 (Apple Mac OS X 2007-005 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities), but has been split into its own record.

The vendor reports this issue also affects Apple TV versions prior to 1.1.


 

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