Apple Mac OS X Image Capture symlink
|macosx-imagecapture-symlink (42719)||Medium Risk|
Apple Mac OS X Image Capture could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack, caused by the improper handling of temporary files that are created with insecure permissions. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a symbolic link from a temporary file to other files on the system, which would allow the attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with the privileges of the victim, access the contents of images being resized, or obtain sensitive information.
Apply Security Update 2008-003, available from the Apple Web site. See 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-29521: Apple Mac OS X Image Capture Local Arbitrary File Overwrite Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-1572: Image Capture in Apple Mac OS X before 10.5 does not properly use temporary files, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files, and display images that are being resized by this application.
- OSVDB ID: 45706: Apple Mac OS X Image Capture Temporary File Handling Arbitrary File Overwrite
- SA30430: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1020141: Mac OS X Image Capture Lets Local Users View Files and Gain Elevated Privileges
- Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
May 28, 2008
The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall the author/distributor (IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force) be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.
For corrections or additions please email ignore thisxforceignore this@ignore thisus.ignore thisibm.comignore this
* According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
The information within this database may change without notice. Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. In no event shall IBM be held liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this information.