Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 24th Jul 2008 18:01 UTC, submitted by Ward D
Bugs & Viruses Mac Antivirus developer Intego might have stumbled across an OS X specific virus being offered for auction that targets a previously unknown ZIP archive vulnerability. From Intego's posting, it appears that an enterprising auctioneer seems determined to make sure that his name is one that is not forgotten when it comes to Apple security, claiming that his exploit is a poisoned ZIP archive that will "KO the system and Hard Drive" when unarchived.
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by miro on Thu 24th Jul 2008 20:50 UTC
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zip like jpeg, gif png etc use the very same library for decompressing. find a stack overflow in the lib, then find a root exploit and you are ready to go. remember kids use address space randomization, stack protection cookies and/or selinux. until we run a system with runtime boundary checks (java/c# etc.) nobody is safe.

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