Apple Mac OS X mDNSResponderHelper format string
|macos-mdnsresponderhelper-format-string (41292)||High Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in mDNSResponderHelper. By setting the local hostname to a specially-crafted string containing format specifiers, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system with the privileges of the application or cause a denial of service.
Apply Security Update 2008-002, available from the Apple Web site. See References.
- Apple Web site: About Security Update 2008-002.
- BID-28304: RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-002 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
- BID-28339: Apple Mac OS X mDNSResponderHelper Local Format String Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-0989: Format string vulnerability in mDNSResponderHelper in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the local hostname.
- OSVDB ID: 43391: Apple Mac OS X mDNSResponderHelper hostname Local Format String
- SA29420: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1019662: Mac OS X mDNSResponder Format String Flaw Lets Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2
Mar 18, 2008
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