IDA Pro Mach-O Loader Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 51938


The remote host contains an application with a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of IDA Pro, an interactive disassembler, installed on the remote host is either 5.7 or 6.0 and includes a version of the Mach-O loader that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.

By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Mac OS X Mach-O file using the affected loader, it may be possible for the attacker to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Apply the vendor's Mach-O loader fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51938

File Name: ida_pro_macho_bof.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/02/10

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1049

BID: 46308

OSVDB: 70846