Apple Mac OS X unknown issue in DiskArbitration implementation

macos-diskarbitration (15300) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X is affected by an unspecified vulnerability in the DiskArbitration implementation. Mac OS X fails to properly handle the initialization of writeable removable media.


Consequences:

Other

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in Apple Security Updates Article ID: 61798. See References.

References:

  • AppleCare Knowledge Base Document 61798: Apple Security Updates.
  • BID-9731: Multiple Apple Mac OS X Local And Remote Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-0167: DiskArbitration in Mac OS X 10.2.8 and 10.3.2 does not properly initialize writeable removable media.
  • OSVDB ID: 6824: Apple Mac OS X DiskArbitration Removable Media Initialization Weakness
  • SA10959: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • US-CERT VU#578886: Apple Mac OS X contains a vulnerability in DiskArbitration when initializing writable removable media

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.6
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.7
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.2.8
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.7
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.2.8
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.2

Reported:

Feb 23, 2004

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