Apple Mac OS X BOM archive file overwrite

macos-bom-archive-file-overwrite (26405) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server could allow a remote attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. A remote attacker could create a specially-crated archive file containing directory traversal symbolic links which, once the files are extracted, could cause BOM to create or overwrite arbitrary files on the system.


File Manipulation


Apply Apple Security Update 2006-003, available from the Apple Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.9
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.6


May 11, 2006

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