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Zero-day flaw in Mac OS X discovered

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    Researchers have discovered a proof of concept security flaw in the way Mac OS X handles .DMG (Disk Image) files. A hacked file can be used to put the computer in an "exploitable memory corruption condition with potential kernel-mode arbitrary code execution by unprivileged users". Considering that Safari can operate DMG files, the flaw can be exploited remotely or locally. The flaw can be used to change system preferences, modify permission levels for various files/programs, and to compromise a system. Secunia rates the flaw "highly critical".

    Source: CNET
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