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Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2004-01-27    Last Update:  2004-01-29    Views:  23,313

Secunia Advisory SA10723

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Manipulation of data, Privilege escalation, DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Apple has issued a security update for Mac OS X, which fixes some older, known vulnerabilities along with some new unspecified issues.

Boundary errors in the Apache "mod_alias" and "mod_rewrite" modules can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or gain escalated privileges. Furthermore, the AF_UNIX socket used by "mod_cgid" to communicate with the cgid daemon or CGI script is not handled properly.

For more information:
SA10096

An unspecified vulnerability in the SystemConfiguration subsystem has also been fixed. This could reportedly be exploited by remote non-admin users to change network settings and make configuration changes to configd.

A boundary error in TruBlueEnvironment can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain "root" privileges. The problem is that values of environment variables are copied without performing any bounds checking, which may result in a buffer overflow.

Unspecified vulnerabilities in Apple's mail application, the Safari web browser, and in Windows File Sharing have also been fixed.


Solution:
Apply Security Update 2004-01-26.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovery of some of the new vulnearbilities have been credited to:
Dave G. of @stake
Jim Roepcke

Original Advisory:
TruBlueEnvironment Buffer Overflow:
http://www.atstake.com/research/advisories/2004/a012704-1.txt

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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