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NGS00062 Patch Notification: Apple Mac OS X ImageIO TIFF Heap Overflow

Apple Mac OS X ImageIO TIFF Heap Overflow - CVE-2011-0204


Dominic Chell of NGS Secure has discovered a High risk vulnerability in Mac OS X ImageIO. Viewing a maliciously crafted TIFF image may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Versions affected include: 

Mac OS X v10.5.8, Mac OS X Server v10.5.8, Mac OS X v10.6 through v10.6.7, Mac OS X Server v10.6 through v10.6.7

Apple has released a patch that addresses the issue. The announcement of the patch can be found here:


NGS Secure is going to withhold details of this flaw for three months. This three month window will allow users the time needed to apply the patch before the details are released to the general public. This reflects the NGS Secure approach to responsible disclosure.

NGS Secure Research