About the security content of iBooks Author 2.4.1

This document describes the security content of iBooks Author 2.4.1.

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iBooks Author 2.4.1

  • iBooks Author

    Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10 or later

    Impact: Parsing a maliciously crafted iBooks Author file may lead to disclosure of user information

    Description: An XML external entity reference issue existed with iBook Author parsing. This issue was addressed through improved parsing.


    CVE-2016-1789 : Behrouz Sadeghipour (@Nahamsec) and Patrik Fehrenbach (@ITSecurityguard)

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