Apple Mac OS X Finder weak security
|macos-finder-weak-security (45165)||Low Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could provide weaker than expected security, caused by the failure to update displayed permissions in the Get Info window by the Finder component. By clicking the lock button, the Sharing and Permissions changes become effective without displaying the actual privileges of the file. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch further attacks on the vulnerable system.
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.
- 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-2008-2331: Finder in Apple Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.5.4 does not properly update permission data in the Get Info window after a lock operation that modifies Sharing & Permissions in a filesystem, which might allow local users to leverage weak permissions that were not intended by an administrator.
- OSVDB ID: 48181: Apple Mac OS X Finder Get Info Window Permission Weakness Local Privilege Escalation
- SA31882: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1020875: Mac OS X Finder May Display Incorrect Permissions and Lets Remote Users Deny Service
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4
- 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
Sep 15, 2008
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