[Chugalug] Apple devices vulnerable to specific arabic text string

John Aldrich jmaldrich at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 3 12:29:00 UTC 2013


http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1112936021/unicode-of-death-brings-down-os-x-ios-083013/
 From the website:
"A string of Arabic letters can wreak havoc on devices running Mac OS  
X Mountain Lion and iOS 6. The CoreText bug can crash any of these  
devices that attempt to display this specific and nonsensical string  
of Arabic letters, according to posters at Hacker News."

Very interesting. Wonder how this would work in Safari for Linux?  
Would it have the same vulnerability or would it be protected by the  
O/S?

Score one for Android/WinMobile users: they are not affected by this bug.


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