Mac OS X : Security Update 2007-005

Security Update 2007-005 was released on 24 May 2007 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 and Mac OS X 10.4.9. Successful exploitation of these issues can result in arbitrary code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and other.

Threat level = Medium

Security Update 2007-005

Alias Manager

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-0740

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: Users may be misled into opening a substituted file

Description: In certain circumstances, an implementation issue in Alias Manager will not show identically-named files contained in identically-named mounted disk images. By enticing a user to mount two identically-named disk images, an attacker could mislead the user into opening a malicious program. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of mountpaths. Credit to Greg Bolsinga of Blurb, Inc. for reporting this issue.

BIND

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-0493, CVE-2007-0494, CVE-2006-4095, CVE-2006-4096

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in BIND, the most serious of which is remote denial of service

Description: BIND is updated to version 9.3.4. Further information is available via the ISC web site at http://www.isc.org/index.pl?/sw/bind/

CoreGraphics

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-0750

Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

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

Description: An integer overflow vulnerability exists in the handling of PDF files. By enticing a user to open a maliciously crafted PDF file, an attacker could trigger the overflow which may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of PDF files. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4.

crontabs

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-0751

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: The daily /tmp cleanup script may lead to a denial of service

Description: Filesystems mounted in the /tmp directory may be deleted when the daily cleanup script is executed, which may lead to a denial of service. This update addresses the issues by updating the daily cleanup script to prevent find commands from descending into mounted filesystems.

fetchmail

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-1558

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: fetchmail password disclosure may be possible

Description: fetchmail is updated to version 6.3.8 to address a cryptographic weakness that could lead to the disclosure of fetchmail passwords. Further information is available via the fetchmail web site at http://fetchmail.berlios.de/fetchmail-SA-2007-01.txt

file

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-1536

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: Running the file command on a maliciously crafted file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: A heap buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the file command line tool, which may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses by performing additional validation of files that are passed to the file command.

iChat

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-2390

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: An attacker on the local network may be able to cause a denial of service or arbitrary code execution

Description: A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the UPnP IGD (Internet Gateway Device Standardized Device Control Protocol) code used to create Port Mappings on home NAT gateways in iChat. By sending a maliciously crafted packet, an attacker on the local network can trigger the overflow which may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation when processing UPnP protocol packets in iChat.

mDNSResponder

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-2386

Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: An attacker on the local network may be able to cause a denial of service or arbitrary code execution

Description: A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the UPnP IGD (Internet Gateway Device Standardized Device Control Protocol) code used to create Port Mappings on home NAT gateways in the OS X mDNSResponder implementation. By sending a maliciously crafted packet, an attacker on the local network can trigger the overflow which may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation when processing UPnP protocol packets. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4. Credit to Michael Lynn of Juniper Networks for reporting this issue.

PPP

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-0752

Available for: Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: A local user may obtain system privileges

Description: An implementation issue exists in the PPP daemon when loading plugins via the command line, which allows a local user to obtain system privileges. This update addresses the issue through validation of user privileges. This issue does not affect systems prior to Mac OS X v10.4. Credit to an anonymous researcher working with the iDefense VCP for reporting this issue.

ruby

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-5467, CVE-2006-6303

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: Denial of service vulnerabilities in the Ruby CGI library

Description: Multiple denial of service issues exist in the Ruby CGI library. By sending maliciously crafted HTTP requests to a web application using cgi.rb, an attacker could trigger an issue which may lead to a denial of service. This update addresses the issues by applying the Ruby patches.

screen

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-4573

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities in GNU Screen

Description: The screen command line tool is updated to address multiple denial of service vulnerabilities. Further information is available via the GNU web site at http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/screen-users/2006-10/msg00028.html

texinfo

CVE-ID: CVE-2005-3011

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: A vulnerability in texinfo may allow arbitrary files to be overwritten

Description: A file handling issue exists in texinfo, which may allow a local user to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user running texinfo. This update addresses the issue through improved handling of temporary files.

VPN

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-0753

Available for: Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9, Mac OS X Server v10.4.9

Impact: A local user may obtain system privileges

Description: A format string vulnerability exists in vpnd. By running the vpnd command with maliciously crafted arguments, a local user can trigger the vulnerability which may lead to arbitrary code execution with system privileges. This update addresses the issue by performing additional validation of the arguments passed to vpnd. Credit to Chris Anley of NGSSoftware for reporting this issue.

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