Apple iPhone TIFF Image memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Apple iPhone (Smartphone Operating System) (the affected version unknown). This affects some unknown processing of the component TIFF Image Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in Safari on the Apple iPod touch (aka iTouch) and iPhone 1.1.1 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash), and enable filesystem browsing by the local user, via a certain TIFF file.

The weakness was disclosed 10/12/2007 by Niacin (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2007-5450 since 10/14/2007. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (37186) and Exploit-DB (4522). Further details are available at






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Researcher: Niacin
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2007-5450 (🔍)
X-Force: 37186 - Apple iPod touch and Apple iPhone TIFF images code execution, High Risk
Secunia: 27213 - Apple iPod touch / iPhone TIFF Image Processing Vulnerability, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 38527 - Apple iTouch / iPhone TIFF Image Handling Privilege Escalation
Vupen: ADV-2007-3485

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Created: 10/18/2007 09:49 AM
Updated: 03/25/2019 03:26 PM
Changes: 10/18/2007 09:49 AM (55), 03/25/2019 03:26 PM (18)
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