Apple Mac OS X slpd registration request buffer overflow

macos-slpd-bo (31562) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the service location protocol daemon (slpd). By sending a specially-crafted registration request containing an overly long attr-list field, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges or cause the system to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Apply Apple Security Update 2008-001 or upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X (10.5.2 or later), available from the Apple Web site. See References.

References:

  • Apple Mac OS X Web site: Apple - Mac OS X.
  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Mac OS X 10.5.2 and Security Update 2008-001.
  • MOAB-17-01-2007: Apple SLP Daemon Service Registration Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
  • BID-22101: Apple Mac OS X SLP Daemon Service Registration Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0355: Buffer overflow in the Apple Minimal SLP v2 Service Agent (slpd) in Mac OS X 10.4.11 and earlier, including 10.4.8, allows local users, and possibly remote attackers, to gain privileges and possibly execute arbitrary code via a registration request with an invalid attr-list field.
  • OSVDB ID: 32693: Apple Mac OS X Minimal SLP v2 Service Agent (slpd) Registration Request Overflow
  • SA23796: Apple Mac OS X slpd Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017533: Apple Service Location Protocol Daemon (slpd) Buffer Overflow May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019359: Mac OS X Buffer Overflow in Directory Services Lets Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11

Reported:

Jan 17, 2007

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