Font Book security warning

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Blackheart macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2004
    This doesn't seem like much of a security issue.

    "Oh crap, my Font Book crashed... guess I'll just restart it"... oh these tricky hackers fooled me. :rolleyes:
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I was going to write the same thing. I'd call this a bug, but not necessarily a security problem. After all, I'm sure there are other programs that can be made to crash by giving them malformed input. You can make the jump (as they've done here) to a security problem by just saying "A remote attacker can create a specially formulated document which causes the application to crash." Doesn't seem particularly worrisome to me.
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    If it has no chance of becoming widespread, it's not a virus.
  5. Lau Guest

    Yeah, I know. "Oh, Font Book crashed/froze/generally doesn't work. What a strange, unusual occurrence that is. Must be a security flaw...." :rolleyes:

    The day my Font Book works properly, that's when I'll think something's up. ;)
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    Good call. :D

    So I'm not the only one then...
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    So the denial of service is the inability to use a bogus file? The type foundries must be cackling with glee over the possibilities for mischief.
  8. Rowsdower69 macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2008
    Font Book Problems

    After loading some free fonts I started getting a warning while using Microsoft Word and Excel that a font was corrupt, it would go through the whole list, so I have to disable all of the fonts in Font Book in order to use MS Word & Excel. And then Enable them when I use Adobe programs. Do you think it's a virus? Any ideas on how to solve this problem?

Share This Page