About the security content of iOS 4.2.9 Software Update for iPhone

This document describes the security content of iOS 4.2.9 Software Update for iPhone.

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iOS 4.2.9 Software Update for iPhone

  • CoreGraphics

    Available for: iOS 4.2.5 through 4.2.8 for iPhone 4 (CDMA model)

    Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

    Description: A buffer overflow exists in FreeType's handling of TrueType font files. Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2010-3855

  • CoreGraphics

    Available for: iOS 4.2.5 through 4.2.8 for iPhone 4 (CDMA model)

    Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

    Description: A signedness issue exists in FreeType's handling of Type 1 fonts. Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2011-0226 : comex

  • IOMobileFrameBuffer

    Available for: iOS 4.2.5 through 4.2.8 for iPhone 4 (CDMA model)

    Impact: Malicious code running as the user may gain system privileges

    Description: An invalid type conversion issue exists in the use of IOMobileFrameBuffer queueing primitives, which may allow malicious code running as the user to gain system privileges.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2011-0227 : comex

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