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Researcher Rates Mac OS X Vulnerability 'High'

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Researcher Rates Mac OS X Vulnerability 'High'

Flaw in versions 10.5 and 10.6 can be exploited by a remote attacker, says SecurityReason

Jan 08, 2010 | 10:09 AM

By Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek

Special to Dark Reading

The vulnerability is a potential buffer overflow error arising from the use of the strtod function Mac OS X's underlying Unix code. It was first reported by researcher Maksymilian Arciemowicz last June.

SecurityReason's advisory describes a flaw in the libc/gdtoa code in OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, and MacOS X, as well as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla software, Opera, KDE, and K-Meleon.

More details - http://www.darkreading.com/security/vulnerabilities/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222300156&subSection=Vulnerabilities+and+threats

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