Apple Mac OS X slapconfig tool information disclosure

macos-slapconfig-information-disclosure (45164) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the creation of insecure temporary files by the slapconfig tool in Directory Services. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to save a current password to an attacker-controlled file and obtain sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.1
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Apply Apple Security Update 2008-004 or upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X (10.5.5 or later), available from the Apple Web site. See References.

References:

  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Mac OS X v10.5.5 and Security Update 2008-006 .
  • BID-31189: Apple Mac OS X 2008-006 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-2330: slapconfig in Directory Services in Apple Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.5.4 allows local users to select a readable output file into which the server password will be written by an OpenLDAP system administrator, related to the mkfifo function, aka an insecure file operation issue.
  • OSVDB ID: 48182: Apple Mac OS X Directory Services slapconfig Server Password Local Disclosure
  • SA31882: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020874: Apple Directory Services Discloses Usernames and Password Information to Users

Platforms Affected:

  • 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
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4

Reported:

Sep 15, 2008

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