Apple Releases Patch For OS X PDF Exploit

Folks have been talking a lot about PDF vulnerabilities recently, and now Apple has released an update for OS X that will patch the critical PDF vulnerability, amongst a bunch of other security issues. The update fixes a heap buffer overflow that exists in CoreGraphics and the way that it handles PDF files which could actually allow the application to be terminated or arbitrary code to be executed via a malicious PDF file. It wasn’t immediately clear if this vulnerability is due to similar code used in the recent iPhone PDF exploit, but the possibility is definitely there.


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