Adobe Mac installer security bypass

adobe-installer-security-bypass (34342) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Adobe Version Cue could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in the Mac installer. The Mac OS X personal firewall is disabled during the installation of the application on a Mac system but is not turned back on after completion of installation. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass firewall settings and gain unauthorized access to the application.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Workaround
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Refer to APSB07-11 for suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Adobe Creative Suite Web page: Adobe Creative Suite 2.
  • Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB07-11: Workaround available for security vulnerability caused by installing Adobe Version Cue CS3 Server on some Mac systems.
  • Adobe Version Cue Web page: Adobe Version Cue.
  • BID-24027: Adobe Version Cue CS3 Server for Mac Firewall Deactivation Weakness
  • CVE-2007-2682: The installer for Adobe Version Cue CS3 Server on Apple Mac OS X, as used in Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3), does not re-enable the personal firewall after completing the product installation, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended firewall rules.
  • OSVDB ID: 35868: Adobe Version Cue on Mac OS X Installer Personal Firewall Configuration Reversion
  • SA25291: Adobe Version Cue Installation Disables Firewall Security Issue
  • SECTRACK ID: 1018075: Adobe Version Cue Disables Mac OS X Firewall

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe Creative Suite 3.0 Design Standard
  • Adobe Creative Suite 3.0 Design Premium
  • Adobe Creative Suite 3.0 Web Standard
  • Adobe Creative Suite 3.0 Web Premium
  • Adobe Version Cue CS3 Server

Reported:

May 16, 2007

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