Apple's week of patching: Camera compatibility flaw patched

Summary:Apple on Friday shipped a security update for Aperture 2, iPhoto 7.1.

Apple on Friday shipped a security update for Aperture 2, iPhoto 7.1.2 with iLife Support 8.2.

Here's what Apple had to say in an advisory about CVE-2008-0987:

Viewing a maliciously crafted image may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution Description: A stack based buffer overflow exists in the handling of Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) image files. By enticing a user to open a maliciously crafted image file, an attacker may cause an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved validation of DNG image files. Credit to Clint Ruoho of Laconic Security for reporting this issue.

For those keeping score at home that's the fourth security update this week from Apple. To recap:

What's going on here? It's likely Apple is patching its wares ahead of the CanSecWest Pwn2own contest. Can a QuickTime security update be that far behind?

Topics: Security, Apple, Hardware

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