Apple Mac OS X Apple File Protocol (AFP) server security bypass

macosx-afpserver-security-bypass (42703) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions. The Apple File Protocol (AFP) server does not properly check if served files or folders are designated for sharing. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to remotely access permitted resources that are not designated for sharing.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Apply Security Update 2008-003, available from the Apple Web site. See References.

References:

  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Security Update 2008-003 / Mac OS X 10.5.3.
  • BID-29412: RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-003 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • BID-29490: Apple Mac OS X AFP Server File Sharing Unauthorized File Access Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-1027: Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) Server in Apple Mac OS X before 10.5.3 does not verify that requested files and directories are inside shared folders, which allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via unspecified AFP traffic.
  • OSVDB ID: 45694: Apple Mac OS X AFP Server File Sharing Restriction Bypass
  • SA30430: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020130: Mac OS X Apple File Protocol Server Discloses Files to Remote Users

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2

Reported:

May 28, 2008

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