Apple Mac OS X vpnd format string
|macos-vpnd-format-string (34505)||High Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in vpnd. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by running vpnd with arguments containing specially-crafted format specifiers which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system with root privileges.
Apply Apple Security Update 2007-005, available from the Apple Web site. See References.
- Apple Security Update 2007-005: About Security Update 2007-005.
- Apple Web site: Apple security updates.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue May 29 2007 - 06:26:31 CDT: Mac OS X vpnd local format string.
- BID-24144: Apple Mac OS X 2007-005 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
- BID-24208: Apple Mac OS X VPND Local Format String Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-0753: Format string vulnerability in the VPN daemon (vpnd) in Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.9 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via the -i parameter.
- OSVDB ID: 35143: Apple Mac OS X VPN Daemon (vpnd) -i Parameter Local Format String
- SECTRACK ID: 1018125: Mac OS X vpnd Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
- Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.9
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.3.9
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.9
May 24, 2007
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