Apple Mac OS X prior 10.6.0 input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apple Mac OS X (Operating System). Affected by this issue is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

Unspecified vulnerability in Image Capture in Apple Mac OS X 10.6.x before 10.6.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and system crash) via a crafted image.

The weakness was published 11/16/2010 as HT4435 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2010-1844. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 50548 (Mac OS X 10.6.x < 10.6.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 10.6.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (50548).








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Class: Input validation

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Nessus ID: 50548
Nessus Name: Mac OS X 10.6.x < 10.6.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 802144
OpenVAS Name: Mac OS X v10.6.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (2010-007)
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Upgrade: Mac OS X 10.6.0


05/06/2010 🔍
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Advisory: HT4435
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-1844 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 28227 - Image Capture in Apple Mac OS X 10.6-10.6.4 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability, Critical
SecurityFocus: 44813 - Apple Mac OS X Image Capture (CVE-2010-1844) Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 10/05/2021 08:21 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (59), 03/09/2017 10:44 AM (8), 10/05/2021 08:17 AM (4), 10/05/2021 08:21 AM (1)
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