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Quagmire
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Join Date: May 2004
 
2006-05-11, 16:10

Quicktime 7.1 and a security update now in software updater.

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Security Update 2006-003 Now Available

Now in Software update:
Security Update 2006-003 is recommended for all users and improves the security of the following components.

AppKit
Bom
CFNetwork
CoreFoundation
CoreGraphics
curl
Finder
Flash Player Plug-in
ImageIO
LaunchServices
Mail
Preview
QuickDraw
Ruby
Safari
securityd

Further details can be found in the Apple Knowledge Base.

Security Update 2006-002 was issued two months ago, in March.
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QuickTime 7.1 delivers numerous important bug fixes and addresses critical security issues. This update is highly recommended for all QuickTime 7 users.

Important Notice to QuickTime Pro Users
Installation of QuickTime 7 will disable the QuickTime Pro functionality in prior versions of QuickTime, such as QuickTime 5 or QuickTime 6. If you proceed with this installation, you must purchase a new QuickTime 7 Pro key to regain QuickTime Pro functionality. After installation, visit www.apple.com/quicktime to purchase a QuickTime 7 Pro key.
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2006-05-11, 16:15

Front Row 1.2.2:
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The Front Row Update delivers a variety of fixes for better reliability and compatibility when playing music, photos, and videos on your Macintosh.
Also, the Intel version of Security Update 2006-003 does not contain a Flash Player Plug-In change.
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Quagmire
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2006-05-11, 16:22

Holy Crap! I just read this post at Macrumors by DoctorQ! All of these patches were very dangerous ones if exploited!

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AppKit - Characters entered into a secure text field can be read by other applications in the same window session

Under certain circumstances when switching between text input fields, NSSecureTextField may fail to re-enable secure event input. This may allow other applications in the same window session to see some input characters and keyboard events. This update addresses the issue by ensuring secure event input is properly enabled. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4.

AppKit, ImageIO - Viewing a maliciously-crafted GIF or TIFF image may lead to arbitrary code execution

The handling of malformed GIF or TIFF image may lead to arbitrary code execution when parsing a maliciously-crafted image. This affects applications that use the ImageIO (Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger) or AppKit (Mac OS X v10.3 Panther) framework to read images. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of GIF and TIFF images.

BOM - Expanding an archive may lead to arbitrary code execution

By carefully crafting an archive (such as a Zip archive) containing long path names, an attacker may be able to trigger a heap buffer overflow in BOM. This may result in arbitrary code execution. BOM is used to handle archives in Finder and other applications. This update adresses the issue by properly handling the boundary conditions.

BOM - Expanding a malicious archive may cause arbitrary files to be created or overwritten

An issue in the handling of directory traversal symbolic links encountered in archives may cause BOM to create or overwrite files in arbitrary locations accessible to the user expanding the archive. BOM handles archives on behalf of Finder and other applications. This update addresses the issue by ensuring that files expanded from an archive are not placed outside the destination directory.

CFNetwork - Visiting malicious web sites may lead to arbitrary code execution

An integer overflow in the handling of chunked transfer encoding could lead to arbitrary code execution. CFNetwork is used by Safari and other applications. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation. The issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4.

ClamAV - Processing maliciously-crafted email messages with ClamAV may lead to arbitrary code execution

The ClamAV virus scanning software has been updated to incorporate security fixes in the latest release. ClamAV was introduced in Mac OS X Server v10.4 for email scanning. The most severe of these issues could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of ClamAV. For more information, see the project web site at http://www.clamav.net.

CoreFoundation - Registration of an untrusted bundle may lead to arbitrary code execution

Under certain circumstances, bundles are implicitly registered by applications or the system. A feature of the bundle API allows dynamic libraries to load and execute when a bundle is registered, even if the client application does not explicitly request it. As a result, arbitrary code may be executed from an untrusted bundle without explicit user interaction. This update addresses the issue by only loading and executing libraries from the bundle at the appropriate time.

CoreFoundation - String conversions to file system representation may lead to arbitrary code execution

An integer underflow during the processing of a boundary condition in CFStringGetFileSystemRepresentation may lead to arbitrary code execution. Applications that use this API or one of the related APIs such as NSFileManager's getFileSystemRepresentation:maxLength:withPath: may trigger the issue and lead to arbitrary code execution. This update adresses the issue by properly handling the boundary conditions.

CoreGraphics - Characters entered into a secure text field can be read by other applications in the same window session

Quartz Event Services provides applications with the ability to observe and alter low-level user input events. Normally, applications cannot intercept events when secure event input is enabled. However, if "Enable access for assistive devices" is on, Quartz Event Services can be used to intercept events even when secure event input is enabled. This update addresses the issue by filtering events when secure event input is enabled. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4. Credit to Damien Bobillot for reporting this issue.

Finder - Launching an Internet Location item may lead to arbitrary code execution

Internet Location items are simple URL containers which may reference http://, ftp://, and file:// URLs, as well as a few other URL schemes. These different types of Internet Location items are visually distinct, and meant to be safe to explicitly launch. However, the scheme of the URL may be different than the Internet Location type. As a result, an attacker may be able to convince a user to launch a supposedly benign item (such as a Web Internet Location, http://), with the result that some other URL scheme is actually used. In certain circumstances, this may lead to arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issues by restricting the URL scheme based on the Internet Location type.

FTPServer - FTP operations by authenticated FTP users may lead to arbitrary code execution

Multiple issues in FTP server path name handling could result in a buffer overflow. A malicious authenticated user may be able to trigger this overflow which may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the FTP server. This update adresses the issue by properly handling the boundary conditions.

Flash Player - Playing Flash content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Flash Player contains critical vulnerabilities that may lead to arbitrary code execution when specially-crafted files are loaded. Further information is available via the Macromedia web site at www.macromedia.com. This update addresses the issue by incorporating Flash Player version 8.0.24.0.

ImageIO - Viewing a maliciously-crafted JPEG image may lead to arbitrary code execution

An integer overflow in the processing of JPEG metadata may result in a heap buffer overflow. By carefully crafting an image with malformed JPEG metadata, an attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution when the image is viewed. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of images. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4. Credit to Brent Simmons of NewsGator Technologies, Inc. for reporting this issue.
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Detailed changes (continued):

Keychain - An application may be able to use Keychain items when the Keychain is locked

When a Keychain is locked, it is not possible for applications to access the Keychain items it contains without first requesting that the Keychain be unlocked. However, an application that has obtained a reference to a Keychain item prior to the Keychain being locked may, in certain circumstances, be able to continue using that Keychain item regardless of whether the Keychain is locked or unlocked. This update addresses the issue by rejecting requests to use Keychain items when the Keychain is locked. Credit to Tobias Hahn of HU Berlin for reporting this issue.

LaunchServices - Viewing a malicious web site may lead to arbitrary code execution

Long file name extensions may prevent Download Validation from correctly determining the application with which an item may be opened. As a result, an attacker may be able to bypass Download Validation and cause Safari to automatically open unsafe content if the "Open `safe' files after downloading" option is enabled and certain applications are not installed. This update addresses the issue through improved checking of the file name extension. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4.

libcurl - URL handling in libcurl may lead to arbitrary code execution

The open source HTTP library libcurl contains buffer overflows in URL handling. Applications using curl for URL handling may trigger the issue and lead to arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by incorporating libcurl version 7.15.1. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4.

Mail - Viewing a malicious mail message may lead to arbitrary code execution

By preparing a specially-crafted email message with MacMIME encapsulated attachments, an attacker may trigger an integer overflow. This may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running Mail. This issue corrects the issue by performing additional validation of messages.

Mail - Viewing a malicious mail message may lead to arbitrary code execution

The handling of invalid color information in enriched text email messages could cause the allocation and initialization of arbitrary classes. This may lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running Mail. This update addresses the issue by properly handling malformed enriched text data.

MySQL Manager - MySQL database may be accessed with an empty password

During the initial setup of a MySQL database server using MySQL Manager, the "New MySQL root password" may be supplied. However, this password is not actually used. As a result, the MySQL root password will remain empty. A local user may then obtain access to the MySQL database with full privileges. This update addresses the issue by ensuring that the entered password is saved. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X Server v10.4. Credit to Ben Low of the University of New South Wales for reporting this issue.

Preview - Navigating a maliciously-crafted directory hierarchy may lead to arbitrary code execution

When navigating very deep directory hierarchies in Preview, a stack buffer overflow may be trigger. By carefully crafting such a directory hierarchy, it may be possible for an attacker to cause arbitrary code execution if the directories are opened in Preview. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4.

QuickDraw - Viewing a maliciously-crafted PICT image may lead to arbitrary code execution

Two issues affect QuickDraw when processing PICT images. Malformed font information may cause a stack buffer overflow, and malformed image data may cause a heap buffer overflow. By carefully crafting a malicious PICT image, an attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution when the image is viewed. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of PICT images. Credit to Mike Price of McAfee AVERT Labs for reporting this issue.

QuickTime Streaming Server - A malformed QuickTime movie can cause QuickTime Streaming Server to crash

A QuickTime movie that has a missing track may cause a null pointer dereference, causing the server process to crash. This causes active client connections to be interrupted. However, the server is restarted automatically. This update addresses the issue by producing an error when malformed movies are encountered.

QuickTime Streaming Server - Maliciously-crafted RTSP requests may lead to crashes or arbitrary code execution

By carefully crafting an RTSP request, an attacker may be able to trigger a buffer overflow during message logging. This may lead to the arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the QuickTime Streaming Server. This update adresses the issue by properly handling the boundary conditions. Credit to the Mu Security research team for reporting this issue.

Ruby - Ruby safe level restrictions may be bypassed

The Ruby scripting language contains a mechanism called "safe levels" that is used to restrict certain operations. This mechanism is most commonly used when running privileged Ruby applications or Ruby network applications. In certain circumstances, an attacker may be able to bypass the restrictions in such applications. Applications that do not rely on safe levels are unaffected. This update addresses the issue by ensuring that safe levels cannot be bypassed.

Safari - Visiting malicious web sites may lead to file manipulation or arbitrary code execution

When Safari's "Open `safe' files after downloading" option is enabled, archives will be automatically expanded. If the archive contains a symbolic link, the target symlink may be moved to the user's desktop and launched. This update addresses the issue by not resolving downloaded symbolic links. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4.
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rasmits
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2006-05-11, 16:31

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Originally Posted by Quagmire
Holy Crap! I just read this post at Macrumors by DoctorQ! All of these patches were very dangerous ones if exploited!
That's a huge list of fixes.
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kieran
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2006-05-11, 16:37

Quag's back!!

We can all go back to living our normal lives again.
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grommit
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2006-05-11, 17:08

noticed that after applying these fixes my 'Spotlight' is no longer working...
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2006-05-11, 17:10

mine works.
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blakbyrd
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2006-05-11, 17:32

Front Row update out, too. 1.2.2, I think.
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Barto
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2006-05-11, 18:32

"DoctorQ" 's source is http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303737

Pretty scary stuff. I count at least 9 vulnerabilities leading to remote code execution in Safari.app and/or Mail.app.

The sky was deep black; Jesus still loved me. I started down the alley, wailing in a ragged bass.
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Wyatt
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2006-05-11, 18:36

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Originally Posted by kieran23kk
Quag's back!!

We can all go back to living our normal lives again.
lol, my first thought when I saw this, too.

Thanks for the head's up, Quag.
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Quagmire
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Join Date: May 2004
 
2006-05-11, 18:50

A little FYI and sort of a no brainer. I can't post update threads if I don't have the software or Apple releases the updates when I am in school.

giggity
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DMBand0026
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2006-05-11, 19:04

Excuses, excuses. You have a responsibility here quaggie. Don't take that lightly.
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Wyatt
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2006-05-11, 19:42

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Originally Posted by DMBand0026
Excuses, excuses. You have a responsibility here quaggie. Don't take that lightly.
Yes, stop your damn slacking.
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Banana
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2006-05-12, 00:09

Damn you, quag.

I just checked the software update yesterday and downloaded something. Now you come along with this stupid, useless, worthless steaming pile of crap!



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intlplby
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2006-05-12, 03:48

this is a full-time position quackmire, no excuses

you do want to keep tenure, right?
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curiousuburb
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2006-05-12, 07:44

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ClamAV - Processing maliciously-crafted email messages with ClamAV may lead to arbitrary code execution

The ClamAV virus scanning software has been updated to incorporate security fixes in the latest release. ClamAV was introduced in Mac OS X Server v10.4 for email scanning. The most severe of these issues could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of ClamAV. For more information, see the project web site at http://www.clamav.net.
So another OS X AntiVirus tool actually carries more risk in the app itself than it solves in 'possible viruses which can't really impact OS X'
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ghoti
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2006-05-12, 07:49

Perhaps that's why they talk about "free virus software!!1!" in those stupid RoadRunner commercials. I honestly can't remember ever paying for a virus, but maybe that's just because I'm a cheapskate, and may be missing out big time ...
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