Apple Mac OS X Installer format string

macos-installer-format-string (31883) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in the Apple Installer application. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a specially-crafted PKG, DISTZ, or MPKG file with a malicious filename, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands or cause the application to crash by persuading a victim to open the malicious file.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.3
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Apple Security Update 2007-004 for upgrade information. See References.

References:

  • Apple Mac OS X Web site: Apple - Mac OS X.
  • Apple Security Update 2007-004: Security Update 2007-004.
  • MOAB-26-01-2007: Apple Installer Package Filename Format String Vulnerability.
  • BID-22272: Apple Installer Package Filename Format String Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0465: Format string vulnerability in Apple Installer 2.1.5 on Mac OS X 10.4.8 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in a (1) PKG, (2) DISTZ, or (3) MPKG package filename.
  • OSVDB ID: 32705: Apple Mac OS X Apple Installer Multiple Package Filename Format Strings
  • SA24966: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017940: Apple Installer Format String Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • VUPEN/ADV-2007-1470: Apple Mac OS X Multiple Remote Code Execution and Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.9
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.9

Reported:

Jan 26, 2007

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