Apple Mac OS X PS Normalizer PostScript File Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Apple Mac OS X is prone to a stack-based buffer-overflow vulnerability that affects the PS Normalizer component.

An attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a user into opening a specially crafted PostScript file.

A successful exploit will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code with the privilegs of the user running the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial-of-service condition.

NOTE: This issue was previously covered in BID 39020 (Apple Mac OS X APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities) but has been assigned its own record to better document it.


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