Apple Mac OS X Certificate Assistant file overwrite
|macosx-certificate-asst-file-overwrite (48715)||Medium Risk|
Apple Mac OS X could allow a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary files, caused by the improper handling of insecure temporary files by the Certificate Assistant. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files on the vulnerable system with the privileges of the victim.
Apply Apple Security Update 2009-001, available from the Apple Web site. See References.
- Apple Web site: About the security content of Security Update 2009-001 .
- BID-33759: RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2009-001 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
- BID-33810: Apple Mac OS X Certificate Assistant Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
- CVE-2009-0011: Certificate Assistant in Apple Mac OS X 10.5.6 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via unknown vectors related to an insecure file operation on a temporary file.
- OSVDB ID: 51979: Apple Mac OS X Certificate Assistant Temporary File Operation Arbitrary File Overwrite
- SA33937: Apple Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1021720: Mac OS X Certificate Assistant Temporary File Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.6
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.6
Feb 12, 2009
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