Apple Mac OS X up to 10.6.4 numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in Apple Mac OS X up to 10.6.4 (Operating System). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Integer overflow in QuickTime in Apple Mac OS X before 10.6.8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted RIFF WAV file.

The weakness was presented 06/24/2011 by Luigi Auriemma (TippingPoint) with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative as HT4723 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2011-0209 since 12/23/2010. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 55416 (Mac OS X 10.6.x < 10.6.8 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. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 119481 (Apple QuickTime Prior to 7.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APPLE-SA-2011-08-03-1)).

Upgrading to version 10.6.5 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 11430.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (68222) and Tenable (55416). See 4323, 4377, 4387 and 55470 for similar entries.








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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 55416
Nessus Name: Mac OS X 10.6.x < 10.6.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 902466
OpenVAS Name: Mac OS X v10.6.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities (2011-004)
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Advisory: HT4723
Researcher: Luigi Auriemma (TippingPoint)
Organization: TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2011-0209 (🔍)
X-Force: 68222
Vulnerability Center: 32798 - Apple Mac OS X before 10.6.8 Remote Integer Overflow Vulnerability via a Crafted RIFF WAV File, Critical
SecurityFocus: 48419 - Apple Mac OS X Quicktime (CVE-2011-0209) Integer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/13/2021 02:10 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (64), 03/30/2017 09:37 AM (13), 11/13/2021 02:10 PM (3)
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